scutellar

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scutellum (skjuːˈtɛləm)
 
n , pl -la
1.  the last of three plates into which the notum of an insect's thorax is divided
2.  one of the scales on the tarsus of a bird's leg
3.  an outgrowth from a germinating grass seed that probably represents the cotyledon
4.  any other small shield-shaped part or structure
 
[C18: from New Latin: a little shield, from Latin scūtum a shield]
 
scu'tellar
 
adj
 
scutellate
 
adj

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