Thoracic vs Scutellum - What's the difference?

thoracic | scutellum |


As nouns the difference between thoracic and scutellum

is that thoracic is (zoology) one of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins while scutellum is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.

As an adjective thoracic

is (anatomy) of the thorax.

thoracic

English

Alternative forms

* thoracick (obsolete)

Adjective

(-)
  • (anatomy) Of the thorax.
  • Derived terms

    * transthoracic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.
  • Anagrams

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    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.