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  • adj. covered with bony plates


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  • The oldest fossil related to all modern vertebrates, the ostracoderm a jawless, bony-plated fish, dates to about 490 million years ago.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • From out of the kaleidoscope of a thousand visual images that crowded in on her, Dax got a stronger flash of Manan'Agar's bony-plated face, disappearing into an alien that had apparently already swallowed the rest of him.

    Time's Enemy

  • It was still alive when it hit the ground, but Rhes was astraddle it, pulling back the bony-plated head to cut the soft throat underneath.



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