noun, plural scu·ta [skyoo-tuh] /ˈskyu tə/ for 1, 2.
Origin of scutum
Examples from the Web for scutum
Armant deinde iuvenem aequales: scutum capit, Hispano cingitur gladio, ad propiorem pugnam habili.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
The scutum is much elongated, being fully four times as broad as high.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
The first scutum is the shortest and broadest, and has the heavier spine or hook, while the last two segments often lack the hook.
Scutum, mantle split anteriorly and reflected over shell, which has no slit.
Scutum: the second dorsal sclerite of the meso- and meta-thorax.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith