Thallus vs Scutellum - What's the difference?

thallus | scutellum |


As nouns the difference between thallus and scutellum

is that thallus is (botany) an undifferentiated plant body, such as in algae while scutellum is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.

thallus

English

Noun

(thalli)
  • (botany) An undifferentiated plant body, such as in algae.
  • (botany) Any plant body lacking vascular tissue.
  • 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.