Apothecium vs Scutellum - What's the difference?

apothecium | scutellum |


As nouns the difference between apothecium and scutellum

is that apothecium is (label) the ascigerous fructification of lichens, forming masses of various shapes while scutellum is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.

apothecium

English

Noun

(apothecia)
  • (label) The ascigerous fructification of lichens, forming masses of various shapes.
  • (Webster 1913)

    scutellum

    English

    Noun

    (scutella)
  • Any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc
  • # (lichenology) A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.
  • # (zoology) The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed by the small postscutellum.
  • # (zoology) One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of birds.