How do you pronounce chitinous



a dermal bony plate, as on an armadillo, or a large horny plate, as on a turtle.

a large scale.

Words nearby scute

scutari, scutate, scutch, scutch grass, scutcheon, scute, scutellate, scutellation, scutellum, scutiform, scutter

Origin of scute

1350–1400 for earlier sense “French coin, écu”; 1840–50 for current senses; Middle English < Latinscūtum shield Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for scutes



zoologya 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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Medical definitions for scutes



A thin platelike structure.

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