Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ornithology, having that modification of the scutelliplantar tarsus in which the plantar scutella are contiguous, rectangular, and disposed in regular series.
- adj. zoology Having the posterior tarsal scales, or scutella, rectangular and arranged in regular rows; said of certain birds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having the posterior tarsal scales, or scutella, rectangular and arranged in regular rows; -- said of certain birds.
- Ancient Greek an arrangement + shield. (Wiktionary)
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