Lepidote
Lepidote Lep"i*dote (l[e^]p"[i^]*d[=o]t), Lepidoted Lep"i*do`ted (-d[=o]`t[e^]d), a. [Gr. lepidwto`s covered with scales, fr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale.] (Bot.) Having a coat of scurfy scales, as the leaves of the oleaster. [1913 Webster]

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  • lepidote — [lep′i dōt΄] adj. [Gr lepidōtos < lepis (gen. lepidos), a scale: see LEPIDO ] Biol. covered with small flakes, scales, or scalelike hairs; scurfy …   English World dictionary

  • lepidote — noun Etymology: Greek lepidōtos scaly, from lepid , lepis Date: circa 1836 a rhododendron with tiny scales on the undersurface of the leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lepidote — a minute tooth like structure along circuli of scales in Poeciliidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lepidote — /lep i doht /, adj. Bot. covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots. [1830 40; < NL lepidotus < Gk lepidotós scaly, equiv. to lepido (verbid s. of lepidoûn to make scaly; see LEPIDO ) + tos verbid suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • lepidote — a.; (also lepidoted) (Bot.) Scaly, leprous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lepidote — lep·i·dote …   English syllables

  • lepidote — lep•i•dote [[t]ˈlɛp ɪˌdoʊt[/t]] adj. Bot. bot covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots • Etymology: 1830–40; < NL lepidōtus < Gk lepidōtós scaly …   From formal English to slang

  • lepidote — /ˈlɛpədoʊt/ (say lepuhdoht) adjective covered with scurfy scales or scaly spots. {Greek lepidōtos scaly} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lepidote — adjective rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf • Syn: ↑leprose, ↑scabrous, ↑scaly, ↑scurfy • Similar to: ↑rough, ↑unsmooth • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lepidoted — Lepidote Lep i*dote (l[e^]p [i^]*d[=o]t), Lepidoted Lep i*do ted ( d[=o] t[e^]d), a. [Gr. lepidwto s covered with scales, fr. lepi s i dos, a scale.] (Bot.) Having a coat of scurfy scales, as the leaves of the oleaster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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