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ˈskeɪ lisca·ly

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  1. lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scaly, scurfyadjective

    rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

    Synonyms:
    scabrous, scaley, lepidote, scurfy, leprose, scaled

    Antonyms:
    smooth, unarmoured, unarmored

  2. scaly, scaley, scaledadjective

    having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles

    Synonyms:
    scabrous, lepidote, scurfy, scaley, leprose, scaled

    Antonyms:
    unarmoured, smooth, unarmored

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scalyadjective

    Synonyms:
    flaky, lamelliform

  2. scalyadjective

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] mean, scurvy, stingy, contemptible

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  1. scalyadjective

    Synonyms:
    flaky, squamose, leprose, squamoid, scurvy, (Low) mean, low, contemptible, scurvy, despicable

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  1. Michel Milinkovitch:

    This study potentially establishes a link between a human pathological condition and the skin of African elephants, strikingly, we show strong similarities between the normal skin morphology of African elephants and that of humans affected by' ichthyosis vulgaris,' a common genetic disorder affecting about 1 in 250 people that is known to impact shedding of the skin and cause dry, scaly skin.


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