scutum


scu·tum

noun \ˈskü-təm, ˈskyü-\
plural scu·ta \-tə\

Definition of SCUTUM

:  a bony, horny, or chitinous plate :  scute

Origin of SCUTUM

New Latin, from Latin, shield — more at esquire
First Known Use: 1771

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