Scutellum meaning

skyo͝o-tĕləm
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(zoology) A shield-shaped sclerite on the mesothorax of certain insects, posterior to the scutum.
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(botany) Any of several shield-shaped structures, such as the cotyledon of a grass.
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(bot.) Any of various parts shaped like a shield.
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(zool.) A small, horny scale or plate.
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(zoology) A shield-shaped sclerite on the mesothorax of certain insects, posterior to the scutum.
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A shieldlike bony plate or scale, as on the thorax of some insects.
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The large, shield-shaped cotyledon of the embryo of a grass plant, specialized for the absorption of food from the endosperm.
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Any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.
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Origin of scutellum

  • New Latin scūtellum from Latin diminutive of scūtum shield scutum

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

  • Neuter diminutive of Latin scutum a shield.

    From Wiktionary