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scutate

[skyoo-teyt] /ˈskyu teɪt/
adjective
1.
Botany. formed like a round buckler.
2.
Zoology. having scutes, shields, or large scales.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin scūtātus. See scutum, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for scutate

scutate

/ˈskjuːteɪt/
adjective
1.
(of animals) having or covered with large bony or horny plates
2.
(botany) shaped like a round shield or buckler: a scutate leaf
Derived Forms
scutation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin scūtātus armed with a shield, from scūtum a shield
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