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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having that modification of the scutelliplantar tarsus in which the anterior scutella overlap around the outside, but are deficient on the inside.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek out + a shield.

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