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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.]

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]

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.
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Palaeochelys bussenensis Meyer, 1847 and Palaeochelys astrei (Bergounioux, 1935)) by characters such as the absence of very wide first vertebral scute and pygal plate, relative to their lengths.
Effect of dietary citric acid supplementation and partial replacement of dietary fish meal with soybean meal on calcium and phosphorus of muscle, scute and serum of Beluga, Huso huso.
347) suggested that this scute might belong to a "hoplophorid?
Only a few of the scutes remained in place and the turtle had obviously been dead for several months or longer.
Mercury values in muscle, scute, and claw samples differed significantly among diet groups, and these tissues displayed the expected pattern of Hg in carnivores > Hg in omnivores > Hg in herbivores (Figure 2).
A secondary goal was to determine whether bacterial abundance differed between scute centers and sulci (the growth zones between scutes).
Bears Bluff biologists have learned that a suitable place to tag small fish may be under the third cranial scute, a large bony plate.
The new species lacks a nuchal scute and is distinguishable from other species of the genus by the presence of a obscure dorsal surface with white spots of different size and irregularly arranged; three or five longitudinal rows of dorsal papillae; salivary glands diffused in the parenchyma; six pairs of crop caeca, the posterior pair forming post-caeca or diverticula.
10 Another ingredient of Minor Bupleurum Combination is Scute, also called Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis), which has been shown to stimulate the production of interleukins (IL-5, IL-6 and IL-10) in hepatitis C patients.
It is a member of the flagellifer species group, diagnosed by the presence of short superciliaries scales, with five or more suboculars, three or four rows of lorilabials, the simphisial scute narrower than rostral, commonly in contact with sublabials, and with caudal spines abruptly developed.
hutchisoni is emended as follows: Similar to Emydoidea blandingii (Holbrook) in having an elongated nuchal bone and cervical scute impression, but differing in having the nuchal somewhat shorter and wider; cervical scute area not raised; and cervical scute impression wider dorsally and narrower ventrally than E.