Scutellate meaning

skyo͝o-tĕlĭt, skyo͝otl-āt
(zoology) Covered with overlapping bony plates or scales.

Scutellate feet.

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(biology) Shaped like a shield or platter.
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Covered or protected with scutella, or small scales or plates.
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(biol.) Shaped like a shield or platter; round and nearly flat.
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(zoology) Covered with overlapping bony plates or scales.

Scutellate feet.

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(biology) Shaped like a shield or platter.
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(botany) Saucer-shaped.
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(zoology) Having the tarsi covered with broad transverse scales, or scutella, as in certain birds.
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Origin of scutellate