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  • adj. Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the inner side; said of certain birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the inner side; -- said of certain birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having that modification of the scutelliplantar tarsus in which the scutellæ lap around the inner side of the tarsus, but are deficient on the outer side. Distinguished from exaspidean. See scutelliplantar.

Etymologies

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endo- + Ancient Greek a shield.

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