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lepido-

1.
a combining form meaning “scale,” used in the formation of compound words:
lepidopteron.
Origin
< Greek, combining form representing lepís (stem lepid-) scale. See leper
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lepido-

combining form
1.
scale or scaly: lepidopterous
Word Origin
from Greek lepis scale; see leper
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