Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the inner side; -- said of certain birds.

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

Etymologies

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endo- + Ancient Greek a shield.

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