Podotheca Pod`o*the"ca, n.; pl. {Podothec[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot + ? case.] (Zo["o]l.) The scaly covering of the foot of a bird or reptile. [1913 Webster]

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  • podotheca — podothecal, adj. /pod euh thee keuh/, n., pl. podothecae / see/. Ornith. the horny integument covering unfeathered portions of the legs and toes of most birds. [1870 75; < NL; see PODO , THECA] * * * …   Universalium

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