Scutellum vs Scutella - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between scutellum and scutella

is that scutellum is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc while scutella is or scutella can be a scutellum.

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.
  • scutella

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Noun

    (scutellae)
  • A scutellum.
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