podotheca definition

  • noun:
    • The scaly covering associated with the base of a bird or reptile.
    • The scaly covering of base of a bird or reptile.
    • In ornithology, the covering for the foot, in as far as its hare of feathers; the tarsal envelop and also the sheaths of the feet.
    • In entomology, a leg-case, or that area of the integument of a pupa addressing a leg.
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