[skyoot-l-ey-shuh n] /ˌskyut lˈeɪ ʃən/
noun, Zoology.
a scutellate state or formation; a scaly covering, as on a bird’s foot.
an arrangement of scutella or scales.
noun (zoology)
the way in which scales or plates are arranged in an animal
a covering of scales or scutella, as on a bird’s leg


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