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noun, Zoology.
a dermal bony plate, as on an armadillo, or a large horny plate, as on a turtle.
a large scale.
(zoology) a horny or chitinous plate that makes up part of the exoskeleton in armadillos, turtles, fishes, etc

scute (skyōōt)
A thin platelike structure.


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