bearing a shield or scales

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • scutigerous — (ˈ)sk(y)ü|tijərəs adjective Etymology: scut + gerous : scutiferous * * * scutigerous, a. Zool. (skjuːˈtɪdʒərəs) [f. med.L. scūtiger (see scutiger) + ous.] Provided with a scute or with scuta (Cent. Dict. 1891 …   Useful english dictionary

  • scutigerous — adj. [L. scutum, shield; gerere, to bear] Having a shield like structure …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scutigerous — scu·tig·er·ous …   English syllables

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • scutal —   a. pertaining to shield.    ♦ scutate, a. shield or buckler shaped; having horny scales.    ♦ scute,    ♦ scutum, n. large scale, as of reptile s head.    ♦ scutella, n. (pl.    ♦ lae ) small scute.    ♦ scutellate,    ♦ scutulate, a. shaped… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • scutiferous — (ˈ)sk(y)ü|tif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: scut + ferous : bearing scutes * * * scutiferous, a. (skjuːˈtɪfərəs) [f. med.L. scūtifer (see prec.) + ous. Cf. ferous.] 1. ‘That bears a Buckler or Shield’ (Blount Glossogr. 1656) …   Useful english dictionary

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