scutate


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scu·tate

 (skyo͞o′tāt)
adj.
1. Zoology Covered or protected by scutes.
2. Botany Shaped like a shield: scutate leaves.

[Latin scūtātus, shield-bearing, from scūtum, shield; see scutum.]
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scutate

(ˈskjuːteɪt)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of animals) having or covered with large bony or horny plates
2. (Botany) botany shaped like a round shield or buckler: a scutate leaf.
[C19: from Latin scūtātus armed with a shield, from scūtum a shield]
scuˈtation n
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The family is characterized by flattened and scutate ascomata (thyriothecia), wich are usually ostiolate and develop superficially or in the cuticle of the living host's leaves; the peridium is dark coloured, mostly bluish-green, bluish-black or brown, and has a non-radiate, often meandrous interwoven cells structure (textura epidermoidea); the asci are bitunicate, clavate to cylindrical, ovate or saccate, and the ascospores are hyaline, long clavate with mostly more than two transverse septa; the pseudoparaphyses are narrowly cellular and tend to deliquesce in mature specimens and are not always present (Batista, 1959; von Arx & Muller, 1975; Wu et al., 2011; Hyde et al., 2013; Hongsanan et al., 2014).