Covered with small, scurfy scales.
(biol.) Covered with small flakes, scales, or scalelike hairs; scurfy.
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Origin of lepidote
- Greek lepidōtos scaly from lepis lepid- scale
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Ancient Greek λεπιδωτός (lepidōtos, “covered with scales").