There are 2 definitions of scutum in English:

scutum1

Syllabification: scu·tum
Pronunciation: /ˈsk(y)o͞otəm
 
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noun (plural scuta /-tə/)

Zoology
1 another term for scute.
1.1 Entomology The second dorsal sclerite in each thoracic segment of an insect.
More example sentences
  • Twelve wasps not preserved in 1969 and 1970 were hand-netted and marked on their scutum with different colored, non-toxic paints using a tiny brush from which most of the bristles had been removed.
  • Throughout the adult body, supernumerary bristles are present only on the scutum and on the scutellum.
  • B expression is activated by Wg in the scutum whereas B represses Wg expression in the most anterior part of the notum.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin, literally 'oblong shield'.

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Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something

There are 2 definitions of scutum in English:

Scutum2

Syllabification: Scu·tum
Pronunciation: /ˈsk(y)o͞otəm
 
/
Astronomy
1A small constellation (the Shield) near the celestial equator, lying in the Milky Way between Aquila and Serpens.
1.1 (as genitive Scuti /ˈsk(y)o͞otē, -ˌtī/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Scuti

Origin

Latin.

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Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something