Exaspidean

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Exaspidean (Zoöl) Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the outer side, leaving the inner side naked; -- said of certain birds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exaspidean In ornithology, having that modification of the scutelliplantar tarsus in which the anterior scutella overlap around the outside, but are deficient on the inside.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. out + , , a shield