scutum

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noun scu·tum \ˈskü-təm, ˈskyü-\

Definition of scutum

plural

scuta

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

Origin and Etymology of scutum

New Latin, from Latin, shield — more at esquire


First Known Use: 1771

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