Scu"tel*late (?), Scu"tel*la`ted (?), a. [L. scutella a dish, salver. Cf. Scuttle a basket.]
Formed like a plate or salver; composed of platelike surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon.
2. [See Scutellum.] Zool.
Having the tarsi covered with broad transverse scales, or scutella; -- said of certain birds.
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