from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or having the character of an osteoderm, or bone developed in the skin.
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Many of them had only four nuchal scutes, the osteodermal plates on the neck, while most saltwater crocs had six.
His huge, intimidating teeth made him look primeval, and his osteodermal plates gleamed black in the sun—a dinosaur, living here among us.
He could see the crocodile in the lights of a Ute spotlight that shone over the murk—the dark outline of the osteodermal plates along the crocodile’s back.