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scutum

 [sku´tum]
1. scute.
2. a protective covering or shield, such as a plate of chitin in the exoskeleton of hard ticks.

scu·tum

, pl.

scu·ta

(skū'tŭm, -tă),
1. Synonym(s): scute
2. In ixodid (hard) ticks, a plate that largely or entirely covers the dorsum of the male and forms an anterior shield behind the capitulum of the female or immature ticks.
[L. shield]

scutum

/scu·tum/ (sku´tum)
1. scute.
2. a hard chitinous plate on the anterior dorsal surface of hard-bodied ticks.

scutum

(skyo͞o′təm)
n. pl. scu·ta (-tə)
1. A scute.
2. A shield-shaped dorsal sclerite or plate of certain insects and arachnids.

scu·tum

, pl. scuta (skyū'tŭm, -ă)
1. Synonym(s): scute.
2. In ixodid (hard) ticks, a plate that largely or entirely covers the dorsum of the male and forms an anterior shield behind the capitulum of the female or immature ticks.
[L. shield]

scutum

  1. the middle of the three dorsal thoracic SCLERITES of an insect.
  2. one of the two lateral plates forming part of the carapace of a barnacle.

scutum

1. scute.
2. a protective covering or shield, e.g. a chitin plate in the exoskeleton of hard-bodied ticks.
3. a pressure pad that serves as a bearing surface for tendons as they bend around a prominence. The horse digit bears three scuta over the fetlock, pastern and coffin joints for the passage of the deep digital flexor tendon.