scutum

The original shield (scutum) was oval, however, early in the 1st century AD, the top and bottom was squared off. Subsequently the shield, made of laminated plywood, became rectangular in shape. It was constructed by criss-crossing and glueing layers of planks together, much like plywood, and was trimmed and bossed with metal to protect it from dama…...

Scutum

Large, anteriodorsal sclerite on a tick or mite.

Scutum

==History== Scutum was created in 1684 by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius (Jan Heweliusz), who originally named it Scutum Sobiescianum (Shield of Sobieski) to commemorate the victory of the Polish forces led by King John III Sobieski (Jan III Sobieski) in the Battle of Vienna in 1683. Later, the name was shortened to Scutum. Five bright stars ...
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scutum

(sku´tәm) scute. a protective covering or shield, such as a plate of chitin in the exoskeleton of hard ticks.
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scutum

(Tympanic scute)The bony division between the upper portion of the tympanic cavity and the mastoid cells.
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Scutum

• (n.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; -- carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry. • (n.) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle. • (n.) The second and largest of the four parts forming the upper surface of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is p...
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Scutum

(abbr. Sct, gen. Scuti) The Shield; a small southern constellation, one of seven added by Hevelius, which honors the Polish king John Sobieski for his defense of Vienna in 1683. It lies southwest of Ophiuchus and southeast of Aquila, 10° south of the celestial equator. Its b...
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Scutum

[Chinese astronomy] According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Scutum is located within the northern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武, Běi Fāng Xuán Wǔ). The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 盾牌座 (dùn pái zuò), meaning `the...
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Scutum

[shield] Scutum (əm; plural scuta) is the Latin word for shield, although it has in modern times come to be specifically associated with the rectangular, semi-cylindrical body shield carried by Roman legionaries. ==History== In the days of Ancient Rome, Roman soldiers often bore round shields called aspidai (ἄσπιδαι) by the Greeks,...
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Scutum

Scu'tum noun ; plural Scuta . [ Latin ] 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. [ Obsolete]...
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Scutum

A hard, often shiny, sclerotized plate on the abdomen of some spiders.
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Scutum

A hard, often shiny, sclerotized plate on the abdomen of some spiders.
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Scutum

English name: The Shield. Genitive name: Scuti. Visibility: Visible from the UK See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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scutum

Origin: L. ... 1. An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry. ... 2. A penthouse or awning. ... 3. <zoology> 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...
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scutum

scutum A curved rectangular shield.
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Scutum

Shield.
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scutum

The hard "shield" present on the back of a hard tick.
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Scutum

The middle of the three main divisions of the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment
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Scutum

The scutum was a large rectangular Roman shield.
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scutum

Type: Term Pronunciation: skū′tŭm, -tă Definitions: 1. In ixodid (hard) ticks, a plate that largely or entirely covers the dorsum of the male and forms an anterior shield behind the capitulum of the female or immature ticks. Synonyms: scute
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