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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.
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However, the presence of bone erosion of structures such as scutum, ossicular chain, tympanic tegmen, bone labyrinth and lateral wall of the attic, is strongly indicative of cholesteatoma.
Snugly protected by the Scutum shield, and approximately 1.
Capitulum ventral, partially or completely concealed from above, dorsal scutum absent, spiracles usually anterior to coxae-IV, sexual dimorphism slight .
Pronotum with strong lateral and dorsal carinae, posterolateral angle strongly carinate; scutellum flat, in same plane as scutum in profile view; inner hind tibial spur pectinate, with 4 teeth (not including apex as tooth).
Retromarginal cheliceral rim with two teeth, abdomen without dorsal scutum, RTA more than 4 times as long as wide maculatus Retromarginal cheliceral rim with three teeth, abdomen with dorsal scutum (Fig.
Between the vinculum and the insertion of the DDF, the tendon protected by the podotrochlear bursa glides over the distal scutum thickened by cartilage (Fig.
slovaca Yes 12 (#) * TEI, tick engorgement index based on visual evaluation for female ticks: 1, completely unengorged, 2, intermediate (idiosoma length [approximately equal to] 2x scutum width); 3, engorged (idiosoma length >2 x scutum width).
Slightly higher in the south,at the bottom of the constellation known as Scutum, we can see two more Bright nebula.
Yet Celtic armour was superior, Ellis suggests, and Roman borrowings are reflected in Latin terminology: the Latin gladius for "sword" derives from Celtic: the Irish claideh and the Welsh cleddyf are cognates, and scutum (shield) can be derived from Celtic.
without seeing the consequence; not observing that scutum and gladium, at this addition, instantly forfeit their symbolic character, and that, whereas scutum gladiumque meant arms of all sorts, scutum gladiumque et iaculum et galeam means arms of four sorts.
For example, recently a] much-trumpeted planetary candidate turned up in a most unexpected place: circling around the pulsar PSR 1829-10, some 30,000 light-years away in Scutum.
Bony erosions of middle ear walls with integrity of the Scutum, Ossicular chain, Tegmen tympani, facial nerve canal and labyrinth.