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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

(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.
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Color yellow with black markings, scutum with at least 2 longitudinal yellow lines ...
Diagnosis: Median occipital sclerites yellow; scutum uniformly yellow to yellowish brown; upper frons yellow to brown; hind femora uniformly yellow; wings at least partly infuscate.
Quantitative measurements could be made for 64 of the 75 ears with auto-evacuated SAC because there was no reference bone wall in 11 patients due to scutum or incudostapedial destruction.
Other abbreviations used: CL = carapace length, CW = carapace width, AL = abdominal scutum length, AW = abdominal scutum width; VP = ventral plate, macrosetae A1-A4 = basal macrosetae of VP, B = ventro-basal macrosetae of VP, Cl-C4 = distal macrosetae of VP, D = dorso-lateral subdistal small setae of VP, E1-E2 = ventro-distal macrosetae of VP (penis).
(a) anal aperture, (cs) coxal spur, (fe) festoons, (ga) genital aperture, (mg) marginal groove, (h) hypostome, (pal) palps, (pa) porose area, (scu) scutum, (se) setae.
Our study demonstrates that CT findings (F igures 2, 3, 4and 5) that suggest a diagnosis of middle ear cholesteatoma consist of i) non-dependent or completely opacifying polypoidal soft tissue densities in the middle ear cavity and antrum (focal, partial or total), ii) with associated expansion and smooth erosion of the walls, iii) blunted or eroded scutum tip iv) ossicular displacement or erosions.
Dependent CT low dense collections noted in right middle ear cavity and right mastoid air cells with intact ossicular chain and scutum.
This result also supports the prediction that conspecific-attached individuals grow less than their independent counterparts, because individuals that are attached to the scutum of hermaphrodites should emphasize male function for fertilizing the eggs of the hermaphrodites.
Caglau'r mor neu gwyran (uchod) ac isod cregyn llong ar graig yn dangos y tergum a'r scutum Lluniau: Bethan Wyn Jones
Total 62.9% cases showed erosion of the scutum while 25.7% cases showed only blunting of it.