from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An arrangement or a covering of scales, as that on a bird's leg or a lizard's body.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ornithology, the condition of the foot when the horny covering is fashioned into scutella; the state of being scutellate, or provided with scutella; the arrangement of the scutella: opposed to reticulation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun zoology The entire
coveringor arrangementof scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.
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