Scutum vs Sputum - What's the difference?

scutum | sputum |


As a proper noun scutum

is (constellation) a small autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a shield it lies between the constellations of aquila, sagittarius, and the tail of serpens.

As a noun sputum is

(physiology) matter coughed up and expectorated from the mouth, composed of saliva and discharges from the respiratory passages such as mucus, phlegm or pus.

scutum

English

Noun

(scuta)
  • (historical, Roman antiquity) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the Roman army.
  • (zoology) A scute.
  • (zoology) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.
  • (obsolete) A penthouse or awning.
  • (Burrill)
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    sputum

    English

    Noun

    (sputa)
  • (physiology) Matter coughed up and expectorated from the mouth, composed of saliva and discharges from the respiratory passages such as mucus, phlegm or pus.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "sputum")