scute

[skyoot]

Origin of scute

1350–1400 for earlier sense “French coin, écu”; 1840–50 for current senses; Middle English < Latin scūtum shield
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scute

noun
  1. zoology a horny or chitinous plate that makes up part of the exoskeleton in armadillos, turtles, fishes, etc

Word Origin for scute

C14 (the name of a French coin; C19 in zoological sense): from Latin scūtum shield
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scutes in Medicine

scute

[skyōōt]
n.
  1. A thin platelike structure.
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