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bony-plated

Definitions

  • SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley
    SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bony-plated covered with bony plates
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Usage

In literature:

The eyes, again, which may in the larger animals be fifteen inches in diameter, are protected by a circle of radiating bony plates.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
They may have naked skins, or be covered with horny scales, or bony plates, or with both.
"Lectures on Evolution" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Then there was the Hylaeosaurus, a monster twenty-five feet in length, with a cuirass of bony plates.
"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" by James De Mille
They may have naked skins, or be covered with horny scales, or bony plates, or with both.
"Lectures and Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Luella reached out a bony arm and took the plate.
"Three Little Cousins" by Amy E. Blanchard
This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
They were about 1 foot long, and the head and body were enclosed in armour of strong bony plates.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The bony plates are overlain by horny scales.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The skin was clothed with long, coarse hair, and small ossicles were set into it, making minute bony plates.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
Hairs also in many species project through apertures between the bony plates of the back.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The belly was protected by bony plates and closely imbricated scales.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
In Reptilia the eye is spherical and its anterior part is often protected by bony plates in the sclerotic (Lacertilia and Chelonia).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
These bony plates are each separate from the other on most of his body but made into solid bucklers over the shoulders and the hips.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
In the hinder region the bony plates are strong.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
A small bony plate or osteoderm underlies each scale.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
The skin is soft and unprotected by bony plates or scales.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Most comments pertain to a description of the bony carapace and plastron, which Geoffroy depicts in Plate 4.
"North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles (Family Trionychidae)" by Robert G. Webb
There is a bony plate beneath the lower jaw.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
These small, fishlike forms were cased in front with bony plates developed in the skin and covered in the rear with scales.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
Gigantic species of them, coated with strong bony plates, are found in the Devonian system.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
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