Scute meaning

skyo͝ot
A keratinous, chitinous, or bony external plate, as on the shell of a turtle or the underside of a snake.
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A keratinous, chitinous, or bony external plate, as on the shell of a turtle or the underside of a snake.
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Any external bony or horny plate, as on some fishes and many reptiles.
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Any scalelike structure.
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Origin of scute

  • From Latin scūtum shield scutum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition