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plural of scutum.
noun, plural scuta
[skyoo-tuh] /ˈskyu tə/ (Show IPA), for 1, 2.
Zoology. scute (def 1).
a large, oblong shield used by the heavy legionaries of ancient Rome.
genitive Scuti
[skoo-tahy] /ˈsku taɪ/ (Show IPA). (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Shield, a southern constellation north of Sagittarius and east of Aquila, containing a small, very bright star cloud.
the plural of scutum
noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
the middle of three plates into which the notum of an insect’s thorax is divided
another word for scute
a large Roman shield
noun (Latin genitive) Scuti (ˈskjuːtaɪ)
a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Sagittarius and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way Also called Scutum Sobieskii (sɒˈbjɛskɪ)


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