noun, plural scu·ta [skyoo-tuh] /ˈskyu tə/ for 1, 2.
Origin of scutum
Examples from the Web for scuta
Historical Examples of scuta
Cavities in the Scuta of the Female for the reception of the Males.
The scuta, terga, and carina are much larger than the other valves.
Abdomen: Half as broad as it is long and divided into twelve scuta.
Operculum, or opercular valves.These consist of a pair of scuta and a pair of terga.
Cirripedia without a peduncle; scuta and terga furnished with depressor muscles; other valves united immoveably together.