TaxaspideanTax`as*pid"e*an\, a. [Gr. ta`xis an arrangement + ?, ?, shield.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the posterior tarsal scales, or scutella, rectangular and arranged in regular rows; -- said of certain birds.
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
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