platelike
adjective see plate I

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  • platelike — adjective as the hard flattened scales of e.g. sharks • Syn: ↑placoid • Similar to: ↑planar, ↑two dimensional * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a plate especially in smooth flat form a platelike scale on the head of a lizard …   Useful english dictionary

  • platelike — adjective Having characteristics of a plate …   Wiktionary

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  • Placoid — Plac oid, a. [Gr. pla x, plako s, a tablet + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Platelike; having irregular, platelike, bony scales, often bearing spines; pertaining to the placoids. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bony fish — any fish of the class Osteichthyes, characterized by gill covers, an air bladder, and a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * Any member of the vertebrate class Osteichthyes, including the great majority of… …   Universalium

  • malacostracan — /mal euh kos treuh keuhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the crustacean subclass Malacostraca, which includes the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, etc. n. 2. a malacostracan crustacean. [1825 35; < NL Malacostrac(a) order of crustacea ( < Gk, neut …   Universalium

  • pill bug — any of various small terrestrial isopods, esp. of the genera Armadillidium and Oniscus, which can roll themselves up into a spherical shape. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * Any species of terrestrial crustacean in the genera Armadillidium and Armadillo… …   Universalium

  • plate — plate1 plateless, adj. platelike, adj. /playt/, n., v., plated, plating. n. 1. a shallow, usually circular dish, often of earthenware or porcelain, from which food is eaten. 2. the contents of such a dish; plateful. 3. an entire course of a meal… …   Universalium

  • rhinoceros — /ruy nos euhr euhs/, n., pl. rhinoceroses, (esp. collectively) rhinoceros. 1. any of several large, thick skinned, perissodactyl mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae, of Africa and India, having one or two upright horns on the snout: all… …   Universalium

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