a) Shaped like a shield or buckler
b) Of, pertaining to or covered with scutes

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  • Scutate — Scu tate, a. [L. scutatus armed with a shield, from scutum a shield.] 1. Buckler shaped; round or nearly round. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Protected or covered by bony or horny plates, or large scales. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scutate — [skyo͞o′tāt΄] adj. [ModL scutatus < L < scutum, shield: see SCUTUM] 1. Bot. PELTATE 2. Zool. covered or protected by bony or horny plates or scales …   English World dictionary

  • scutate — adj. [L. scutum, shield] In the shape of a shield; escutcheon; clypeate; peltate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scutate — /skyooh tayt/, adj. 1. Bot. formed like a round buckler. 2. Zool. having scutes, shields, or large scales. [1820 30; < L scutatus. See SCUTUM, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scutate — SYN: scutiform …   Medical dictionary

  • scutate — adj. resembling a shield, shaped like a shield (Botany); protected by hard bony scutes or plates (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scutate — a. Clypeiform, shield shaped, buckler shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scutate — scu·tate …   English syllables

  • scutate — /ˈskuteɪt/ (say skoohtayt) adjective 1. Botany formed like a round buckler. 2. Zoology having scutes, shields, or large scales. {Latin scūtātus having a shield} –scutation /skuˈteɪʃən/ (say skooh tayshuhn), noun …  

  • scutate — …   Useful english dictionary

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