scuta


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scu·ta

 (skyo͞o′tə)
n.
Plural of scutum.

scuta

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

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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These plates include a median dorsal carina, and on each side one to two scuta and a tergum.
es la que habria que atribuir al vaso, dada su tematica y la presencia de scuta en manos de algunos de sus personajes (Olmos 1990: 41; Garcia Cardiel 2014: 163).
In his De Moratus Germania he wrote 'nulla cultus iactatio; scuta tantum lectissimis coloribus distingu[u]nt'.