from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In herpetology, a cephalic plate; one of the usually definite and symmetrical plates on the top of the head of a snake or lizard.
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In the second division, the head-shield of which is bounded by
The greater part have not the head divided from the head-shield by a line, and the breast is lengthened in front into a spine: this extensive division is peculiar to