Scutate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scutate Buckler-shaped; round or nearly round.
    • Scutate (Zoöl) Protected or covered by bony or horny plates, or large scales.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scutate In zoology:
    • scutate Provided with scutes, shields, plates, or large scales; squamate; squamous; scaly; scutellate.
    • scutate Resembling a scute or shield; broad and somewhat convex.
    • scutate In botany, formed like an ancient round buckler: as, a scutate leaf. See cut under peltate
    • scutate A tarsus in which a single joint is dilated so as to form a broad plate.
    • scutate A tarsus covered with large flat scales, as in the genus Lepisma.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Scutate skūt′āt (bot.) shaped like a round shield:
    • adj Scutate skūt′āt (zool.) having the surface protected by large scales.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scutatus, armed with a shield, from scutum, a shield
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. scutātusscutum, shield.

Usage

In literature:

Scutate-iform: shield or buckler-shaped.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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