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Definition of "scute" [scute]

  • A horny, chitinous, or bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the underside of a snake. Also called scutum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scute" in a sentence
  • ""scute" effect, it was found that there are in fact, within the normal X-chromosome, two genes of closely related effect"
  • "There is an extra pseudo-scute called the cervical making 21 in all."
  • "The 15. of Iune there rowed a scute called a Prawen harde vnder the lande by vs, wee called him, but not against his will, and shewed him siluer, and other wares that liked him well, he bad vs make towards the strand, and told vs of Bantam, saying that there we should haue al kinds of Marchandise."