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scute

 [skūt]
a squama or scalelike structure.
tympanic scute the bony plate which divides the upper part of the tympanic cavity from the mastoid cells.

scute

(skūt),
A thin lamina or plate.
Synonym(s): scutum (1)
[L. scutum, shield]

scute

(skūt) any squama or scalelike structure, especially the bony plate separating the upper tympanic cavity and mastoid cells (tympanic s.) .

scute

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

scute

(skyūt)
A thin lamina or plate.
Synonym(s): scutum (1) .
[L. scutum, shield]

scute

any scale-like object such as a fish or reptile scale or the turtle's plate of shell.

scute

any squama or scalelike structure, especially one of the thick epidermal plates on the head of snakes, or the shell of a tortoise.
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Turtles in this study showed a similar pattern of tissue Hg distribution observed in many other species of turtles (liver > kidney [greater than or equal to] scutes > muscle).
polyphemus are needed to examine scute tissue formation in association with shell degradation.
The absence of overlapping of a sulcus delimiting the vertebral scutes makes possible that interpretation, but its allocation to a fourth neural cannot be determined for certain.
cylindricum; however, in IGM 9563 the maximum diameters (anteroposterior and transversal) of the scutes are clearly smaller and thinner than in IGM 9562, resembling the osteoderms of the G.
If this scenario is correct, then perhaps the specimen dates back to earlier Irvingtonian times corresponding with both the "smallish" armadillo scute from the Slaton Quarry (see Dalquest & Schultz 1992), and reflecting the temporal size trend for D.
The first 100 individuals that were aged by scute annuli were deleted from this analysis to account for learning to interpret annuli for this population.
The presence of a cervical scute differs from the condition present in the taxon from the Oleron Island, where this scute is absent, and in Plesiochelyidae, where it is divided into three scutes.
The carapace of hatchlings for which incubation lasted more than 67 days is compressed in the cranial region, whereas the anal region, close to the medium scutes, is broader and longer, in comparison to those of hatchlings incubated for less than 55 days.
Multiple scientific journals including Food & Chemical Toxicology; Bioscience, Biotechnology & Biochemisty; European Journal of Pharmacology; and Experimental Biology & Medicine report that scute can help block inflammation-causing enzymes, reduce free radical damage, promote normal breathing patterns, protect nerve cells from oxidative damage and soothe occasional stomach discomforts.