Shield vs Scutellum - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shield and scutellum
is that shield
is anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection while scutellum
is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.
As a verb shield
is to protect, to defend.
From (etyl) shelde, from (etyl) .
Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
# A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
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# Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
# (lichenology) In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
# (mining) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
# (science fiction) A field of energy that protects or defends.
Something shaped like a shield, usually an inverted triangle with slightly curved lower sides.
# (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
# A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
# (obsolete) A coin, the old French crown, or , having on one side the figure of a shield.
# (label) A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
# (colloquial, law enforcement) A police badge.
(geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
# (geology) A wide and relatively low-profiled volcano, usually composed entirely of lava flows.
From (etyl) scieldan.
To protect, to defend.
(electricity) to protect from the influence of
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.