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scute

 (skyo͞ot)
n.
A keratinous, chitinous, or bony external plate, as on the shell of a turtle or the underside of a snake.

[From Latin scūtum, shield; see scutum.]
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scute

(skjuːt)
n
(Zoology) zoology a horny or chitinous plate that makes up part of the exoskeleton in armadillos, turtles, fishes, etc
[C14 (the name of a French coin; C19 in zoological sense): from Latin scūtum shield]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scute - large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
protective covering - the tough natural covering of some organisms
carapace, cuticle, shell, shield - hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
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A considerable number of specimens had "folded" carapaces and plastrons, although these animals did not show any irregular scute pattern.
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Marking systems employed were approved by Texas State University's International Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC #03FF16A316_03) and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and included toe clippings for lizards and anurans, drilling of carapace marginal scutes on turtles, and ventral pre-anal scale clips for snakes (Ferner 2007).
Important characters of the nuchal of this species include (1) nuchal thickened, (2) dorsal sculpturing prominent, (3) anterior border of nuchal deeply notched, (4) cervical scute area upraised, deep notches between it and adjacent peripheral bones, often with a terminal notch (see Hulbert 2001:128 Fig.
The generotype was also Testudo (Emys) longicollis, and it was diagnosed as having a depressed head and body; projecting nose and narrow nostrils; a long and "extensile" neck; and an anteriorly broad first vertebral scute.
To avoid interference during mating (Boarman and others 1998), the transmitter antenna was left free to prevent snagging on vegetation, and the transmitter was glued to the specimen's 3rd pleural scute.
On the dorsal surface, the sulci between marginal 1 and vertebral 2 are apparent, and the cervical scute sulci exhibit a narrow rectangular shape, being narrower anteriorly than posteriorly (Fig.
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