noun, plural scu·ta [skyoo-tuh] /ˈskyu tə/ for 1, 2.
- Zoology. scute(def 1).
- a large, oblong shield used by the heavy legionaries of ancient Rome.
- genitive Scu·ti [skoo-tahy] /ˈsku taɪ/. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Shield, a southern constellation north of Sagittarius and east of Aquila, containing a small, very bright star cloud.
noun plural -ta (-tə)
- the middle of three plates into which the notum of an insect’s thorax is divided
- another word for scute
- a large Roman shield
noun Latin genitive Scuti (ˈskjuːtaɪ)
- a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Sagittarius and Aquila and crossed by the Milky WayAlso called: Scutum Sobieskii (sɒˈbjɛskɪ)