shaped like a platter

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  • Scutellate — Scu tel*late, Scutellated Scu tel*la ted, a. [L. scutella a dish, salver. Cf. {Scuttle} a basket.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Formed like a plate or salver; composed of platelike surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon. Woodward. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scutellate — scutellate1 [skyo͞ot′ l āt΄, skyo͞ot′ lit; skyo͞o tel′it] adj. [ModL scutellatus < scutellum: see SCUTELLUM] covered or protected with scutella, or small scales or plates scutellate2 [skyo͞ot′ l āt΄, skyo͞ot′ lit; skyo͞o tel′it] adj. [ModL… …   English World dictionary

  • scutellate — or scutellated adjective Date: 1785 having or covered with scutella …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scutellate — adj. [L. dim. scutum, shield] Divided into small platelike areas …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scutellate — /skyooh tel it, ayt, skyooht l ayt /, adj. Zool. 1. having scutes. 2. formed into a scutellum. Also, scutellated. [1775 85; SCUTELL(UM) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scutellate — A process with a broad base that is distally expanded into a dorso ventrally flattened, broad, subtriangular to oblong process [Ingle, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • scutellate — scu·tel·late || skjuːtÉ™leɪt(ɪd) adj. covered with hard scales or plates (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scutellate — scu·tel·late …   English syllables

  • scutellate — /ˈskutəleɪt/ (say skoohtuhlayt), / lət/ (say luht) adjective 1. having scutes. 2. formed into a scutellum. Also, scutellated. {New Latin scūtellātus. See scutellum, ate1} …  

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