scalelike
adjective Date: 1611 resembling a scale <
scalelike design
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; specifically reduced to a minute appressed element resembling a scale

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  • scalelike — adjective reduced to a small appressed thing that resembles a scale scalelike leaves • Similar to: ↑close * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: scale (V) + like : resembling a scale sc …   Useful english dictionary

  • scalelike — See scale1. * * * …   Universalium

  • scalelike — adjective Resembling scales in shape or form …   Wiktionary

  • scalelike — adj. resembling scales, resembling the thin plates that form the body covering of some animals …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • gymnosperm — gymnospermism, n. /jim neuh sperrm /, n. Bot. a vascular plant having seeds that are not enclosed in an ovary; a conifer or cycad. Cf. angiosperm. [1820 30; < NL gymnospermae name of type. See GYMNO , SPERM] * * * Any woody plant that reproduces… …   Universalium

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  • Covering scale — Scale Scale, n. [Cf. AS. scealu, scalu, a shell, parings; akin to D. schaal, G. schale, OHG. scala, Dan. & Sw. skal a shell, Dan. ski[ae]l a fish scale, Goth. skalja tile, and E. shale, shell, and perhaps also to scale of a balance; but perhaps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fe3O4 — Scale Scale, n. [Cf. AS. scealu, scalu, a shell, parings; akin to D. schaal, G. schale, OHG. scala, Dan. & Sw. skal a shell, Dan. ski[ae]l a fish scale, Goth. skalja tile, and E. shale, shell, and perhaps also to scale of a balance; but perhaps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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