Definition for scuta (2 of 2)
noun, plural scu·ta [skyoo-tuh] /ˈskyu tə/ for 1, 2.
Origin of scutum
Examples from the Web for scuta
The sack (in specimens long kept in spirits) is dirty purple, and exteriorly between the scuta, dark purple.
Valves smooth, thin, brittle; scuta with internal umbonal teeth on both sides.
Terga, large, nearly equalling the scuta in area, flat and sub-triangular; the scutal margin is not quite straight.
Scuta: these are striated longitudinally in close lines, generally plainly, but to a variable degree.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
Scuta furnished only with an adductor muscle: other valves, when present, not united into an immovable ring.