noun, plural scu·tel·la [skyoo-tel-uh] /skyuˈtɛl ə/.
Origin of scutellum
Examples from the Web for scutellum
Parapsidae: the small sclerites on each side of the scutellum in Chalcids, marked by the parapsidal grooves.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Thorax: the scutellum prominent, forming a rounded tubercle, the metathorax elongate and oblique.
The shell is placed under the scutellum of the common garden slug.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
In the former, the scutellum is one of the principal features of the trunk; in the latter, not at all remarkable.
When it is a triangular elevated prominence resembling a scutellum.