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scutum

play
noun, scu·tum \ˈskü-təm, ˈskyü-\

Definition of scutum

plural scuta play \-tə\

  1. :  a bony, horny, or chitinous plate :  scute



Origin of scutum

New Latin, from Latin, shield — more at esquire


First Known Use: 1771

Rhymes with scutum


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