Fructification vs Scutellum - What's the difference?

fructification | scutellum |


As nouns the difference between fructification and scutellum

is that fructification is the act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation while scutellum is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.

fructification

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation.
  • The collective organs by which a plant produces its fruit, or seeds, or reproductive spores.
  • The process of producing fruit, or seeds, or spores.
  • 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.