Taxaspidean Tax`as*pid"e*an, a. [Gr. ? an arrangement + ?, ?, shield.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the posterior tarsal scales, or scutella, rectangular and arranged in regular rows; -- said of certain birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • taxaspidean — tax·as·pid·e·an …   English syllables

  • taxaspidean — |taksa|spidēən adjective Etymology: tax + aspid + ean : having or being a tarsus of a bird with the scales of its hind side rectangular and arranged in regular rows …   Useful english dictionary

  • tax- — combining form or taxo also taxi Etymology: tax from Greek taxis; taxo from French, from Greek taxis; taxi from French, from Greek, from taxis more at …   Useful english dictionary

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