Definition of Scutum. Meaning of Scutum. Synonyms of Scutum

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Definition of Scutum

Scutum
Scutum Scu"tum, n.; pl. Scuta. [L.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; -- carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry. 2. (O. Eng. Law) A penthouse or awning. [Obs.] --Burrill. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The second and largest of the four parts forming the upper surface of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is preceded by the prescutum and followed by the scutellum. See the Illust. under Thorax. (b) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.

Meaning of Scutum from wikipedia

- The scutum (classical Latin: [ˈskuːt̪ʊ̃]; plural scuta) was a type of shield used among Italic peoples in antiquity, and then by the army of ancient Rome...
- Scutum is a small constellation. Its name is Latin for shield, and it was originally named Scutum Sobiescianum by Johannes Hevelius in 1684. It lies entirely...
- Scutum may refer to: Scutum (shield), the Roman shield Scutum (constellation) Scute, a zootomical term Scutum, a sharp bony spur at Prussak's space of...
- The Shield of the Trinity or Scutum Fidei (Latin for "shield of faith") is a traditional Christian visual symbol which expresses many aspects of the doctrine...
- A scute or scutum (Latin scutum, plural: scuta "shield") is a bony external plate or scale overlaid with horn, as on the s**** of a turtle, the skin of...
- scutum is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Lottiidae, one of the families of true limpets. L. scutum is...
- The Scutum–Centaurus Arm, also known as Scutum-Crux arm, is a long, diffuse curving streamer of stars, gas and dust that spirals outward from the proximate...
- The network sole (Achirus scutum) is a sole of the genus Achirus native to the eastern Pacific from the tip of Baja California and the southeastern Gulf...
- constellation of Scutum. It lies near the open cluster Stephenson 2, which is located about 6,000 p****cs (20,000 ly) away from Earth in the Scutum–Centaurus...
- arms radiate outwards. This arm lies between two major spiral arms, the Scutum–Centaurus Arm, the near part of which is visible looking inward, i.e. toward...