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lepidote

[lep-i-doht] /ˈlɛp ɪˌdoʊt/
adjective, Botany
1.
covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots.
Origin
1830-1840
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/
adjective
1.
(biology) covered with scales, scaly leaves, or spots
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin lepidōtus, from Greek, from lepis scale
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