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.

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  • His huge, intimidating teeth made him look primeval, and his osteodermal plates gleamed black in the sun—a dinosaur, living here among us.

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  • 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.

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