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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the anterior surface of the tarsus covered with scutella, or transverse scales, in the form of incomplete bands terminating at a groove on each side; -- said of certain birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having the shanks scaly; having scutellate tarsi: distinguished from plumiped. See cuts under scutellate and scutelliplantar.


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