scute


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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

(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.
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Melanism was completed by the age of two years (based on counting carapace scute annuli) in all known subadult specimens, leaving an almost completely black animal.
Abbreviations: Abd, abdominal scute; Ana, anal scute; Epi, epiplastron bone; Fem, femoral scute; Ent, entoplastron bone; Gul, gular scute; Hum, humeral scute; Hyo, hyoplastron bone; Hyp, hypoplastron bone; Xip, xiphiplastron bone.
The absence of three discontinuous keels on the carapace, well-developed growth rings, and a well-developed posterior notch in the cervical scute confirms that the taxon from Boutersem does not belong to that form.
Only a few of the scutes remained in place and the turtle had obviously been dead for several months or longer.
No significant correlations existed between scute or claw Hg levels and those of internal tissues.
An affected tortoise was defined as having at least 1.0 m[m.sup.2] of flaking or chipping of at least one scute while an unaffected tortoise had no flaking or chipping (Figure 2).
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.
For example, for an infection with heat, redness and pain, one can use antibiotic, Cold herbs such as Go[den Seal (Hydrastis canadensis), Scute (Scutellaria baicalensis), of other Cold "heat-clearing" herbs.
The boatswain came into our scute and told us in what case he was and that he could not long continue alive; whereupon Willem Barents spoke: "I guess with me too it will not last long." Yet we did not judge Willem Barents to be so sick, because we sat talking one with the other and spoke of many things, and Willem Barents studied the map that I had made during our voyage (and we had some discussion about it).
Once the animals are hog-tied, Rice and Percival draw blood and take a small protruding ridge, or scute, from the tail for later analysis.
We estimated the ages of tortoises by counting number of scute annuli (Germano 1988, Zug 1991, Germano and Bury 1998).