Definition of pholidosis in English:

pholidosis

noun

Zoology
  • The arrangement of scales on a reptile.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From ancient Greek ϕολιδ-, ϕολίς scale + -osis.

Pronunciation

pholidosis

/ˌfɒlɪˈdəʊsɪs/