scutiform

scutiform

[skyoo-tuh-fawrm]
adjective
Also, scutelliform [skyoo-tel-uh-fawrm] .


Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin scūtiformis. See scutum, -i-, -form

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scutiform (ˈskjuːtɪˌfɔːm)
 
adj
(esp of plant parts) shaped like a shield
 
[C17: from New Latin scūtiformis, from Latin scūtum a shield + forma shape]

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scutiform scu·ti·form (skyōō'tə-fôrm')
adj.
Having the shape of a shield.

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