scutellate

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scu·tel·late

 (skyo͞o-tĕl′ĭt, skyo͞ot′l-āt′)
adj.
1. Zoology Covered with overlapping bony plates or scales: scutellate feet.
2. Biology Shaped like a shield or platter.
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