scutiform


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scutiform

(ˈskjuːtɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Botany) (esp of plant parts) shaped like a shield
[C17: from New Latin scūtiformis, from Latin scūtum a shield + forma shape]
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A preliminary comparison of the organs of splendida and Pseudocharaxes xenocrates (Ww.) indicate that in xenocrates the palpi are erect, alternately dark and light below, compressed, the middle segment about 3 1/2 times the basal segment, the basal fleck somewhat shield-shaped (scutiform) and pointed distally.
Genital shield scutiform, anteriorly pointed, covered by oval pits basally and centrally, but anterior area with oblong elliptic pits (Fig.