scuta


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scu·ta

 (skyo͞o′tə)
n.
Plural of scutum.
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scuta

(ˈskjuːtə)
n
1. (Zoology) the plural of scutum
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the plural of scutum
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scute

(skyut)

n.
a bony or horny plate, as on an armadillo or turtle, or a large scale, as on the foot of a bird.
[1840–50; < Latin scūtum shield]
scu•tel•late (skyuˈtɛl ɪt, -eɪt, ˈskyut lˌeɪt) adj.
scu`tel•la′tion, n.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Abdomen elongate, black, dorsum covered with two scuta separated by fissure; dorsum clothed in long fine hairs, with white scales on anterior half (Figs 8, 9).
Mae'r terga a'r scuta gan gaglau'r mor hefyd ac unwaith eto mae'r rhain yn cau'n dynn rhag i'r creadur bach sydd tu fewn sychu pan fyddan nhw allan o'r mor.
En dicho tipo aparece a la izquierda una cautiva sentada sobre escudos alargados con refuerzo central (scuta) y en actitud reposada, en el centro esta el tropaion--tambien con escudos--y a la derecha hay un cautivo con braccae germanicas de identica factura al de nuestro thoracato y con tunica sobre el cuerpo, en el suelo otro escudo alargado y un casco.