scute

Definitions of scute
  1. noun
    large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
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    types:
    carapace, cuticle, shell, shield
    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
    cuticula
    the outer body wall of an insect
    type of:
    protective covering
    the tough natural covering of some organisms
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