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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the posterior side of the tarsus covered with small irregular scales.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the posterior side of the tarsus covered with small irregular scales; -- said of certain birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornith,, having the planta, or back of the tarsus, studded with many small irregular scales or plates, as a modification of the scutelliplantar tarsus.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek dense, crowded + a shield. (Wiktionary)

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