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.
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.
* (lying across) longitudinal
Anything that is transverse or athwart.
(geometry) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
To overturn; to change.
* Rev. Charles Leslie
(obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
- 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shall her censures, when justly passed, have their effect: how then can they be altered or transversed , suspended or superseded, by a temporal government, that must vanish and come to nothing?
- (Duke of Buckingham)
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.