Transverse vs Scutellum - What's the difference?

transverse | scutellum |


As nouns the difference between transverse and scutellum

is that transverse is anything that is transverse or athwart while scutellum is any of several shield-shaped structures in insects, grasses etc.

As an adjective transverse

is situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.

As a verb transverse

is to overturn; to change.

transverse

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
  • (geometry, of an intersection) Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.
  • Antonyms

    * (lying across) longitudinal

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything that is transverse or athwart.
  • (geometry) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
  • Verb

    (transvers)
  • To overturn; to change.
  • * Rev. Charles Leslie
  • And so long shall her censures, when justly passed, have their effect: how then can they be altered or transversed , suspended or superseded, by a temporal government, that must vanish and come to nothing?
  • (obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
  • (Duke of Buckingham)
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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.