formed into a scutellum.
[skyoot-l-ey-shuh n] /ˌskyut lˈeɪ ʃən/ noun, Zoology. 1. a scutellate state or formation; a scaly covering, as on a bird’s foot. 2. an arrangement of scutella or scales. scutellation /ˌskjuːtɪˈleɪʃən/ noun (zoology) 1. the way in which scales or plates are arranged in an animal 2. a covering of scales or scutella, as on a […]
noun, plural scutella [skyoo-tel-uh] /skyuˈtɛl ə/ (Show IPA) 1. Botany. the shieldlike cotyledon of certain monocots. 2. Zoology. a small plate, scutum, or other shieldlike part, as on the thorax of insects or the feet of birds. noun (biology) (pl) -la (-lə) 1. the last of three plates into which the notum of an insect’s […]
noun, Zoology. 1. a dermal bony plate, as on an armadillo, or a large horny plate, as on a turtle. 2. a large scale. noun 1. (zoology) a horny or chitinous plate that makes up part of the exoskeleton in armadillos, turtles, fishes, etc scute (skyōōt) n. A thin platelike structure.
adjective 1. being in the shape of a shield; shield-shaped. adjective 1. (esp of plant parts) shaped like a shield scutiform scu·ti·form (skyōō’tə-fôrm’) adj. Having the shape of a shield.