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- n. One of the plates on the underside of a snake's tail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the plates on the under side of the tail of a serpent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In herpetology, one of the large special scales or scutes, generally alternating or two-rowed, which cover the under side of the tail of a snake, as the gastrosteges cover the abdomen. The number and disposition of the urosteges furnish zoölogical characters in many cases. Compare gastrostege.
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