lepidote

lepidote

[lep-i-doht]
adjective Botany.
covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin lepidōtus < Greek lepidōtós scaly, equivalent to lepidō- (verbid stem of lepidoûn to make scaly; see lepido-) + -tos verbid suffix

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lepidote (ˈlɛpɪˌdəʊt)
 
adj
biology covered with scales, scaly leaves, or spots
 
[C19: via New Latin lepidōtus, from Greek, from lepis scale]

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