Scutellation
Scutellation Scu`tel*la"tion, n. (Zo["o]l.) The entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird. [1913 Webster]

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  • scutellation — [skyo͞ot΄ l ā′shən] n. [< SCUTELLATE1] Zool. the entire covering of small scales or plates, as on a bird s leg or certain fishes …   English World dictionary

  • scutellation — /skyooht l ay sheuhn/, n. Zool. 1. a scutellate state or formation; a scaly covering, as on a bird s foot. 2. an arrangement of scutella or scales. [1870 75; SCUTELL(UM) + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • scutellation — scu·tel·la·tion …   English syllables

  • scutellation — /skutəˈleɪʃən/ (say skoohtuh layshuhn) noun Zoology 1. scutellate state or formation; a scaly covering, as on a bird s leg. 2. arrangement of scutella or scales …   Australian English dictionary

  • scutellation — ˌsk(y)üd.əlˈāshən noun ( s) Etymology: scutellate + ion : lepidosis 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • scutellum — n. (pl. scutella) Bot. & Zool. a scale, plate, or any shieldlike formation on a plant, insect, bird, etc., esp. one of the horny scales on a bird s foot. Derivatives: scutellate adj. scutellation n. Etymology: mod.L dimin. of L scutum shield …   Useful english dictionary

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