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scute

[skyüt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A cornified, epithelial, scalelike structure in lizards and snakes.
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The abundant material from the early Oligocene of Boutersem allows us to recognize that all character states indicated by Hervet (2004a) as potentially different when Cuvierichelys and Landreatchelys were compared, can be recognized as part of the intraspecific variability of this Belgian taxon: absence of overlap, or more or less overlap of the posterior margin of the fifth vertebral scute on the pygal plate; relative length of the epiplastra; morphology and visceral development of the medial region of the gular lips.
No significant correlations existed between scute or claw Hg levels and those of internal tissues.
Because sample location (sulcus vs scute) was not recorded for seven samples, a total of 30 samples, 16 from unaffected tortoise (eight individuals, each samples at scute center and along scute sulci) and 14 from affected tortoise (seven individuals, each sampled at scute center and along scute sulci) were used for this analysis.
Internal tags were implanted by making a small 1 cm ventral incision, approximately at the fourth scute anterior to the pelvic fins.
A considerable number of specimens had "folded" carapaces and plastrons, although these animals did not show any irregular scute pattern.
Ventral series 20 or 21 scutes (modally 20) all with minute spines, 1st two very depressed or slightly raised tubercles; last scute at posterior anal-fin ray with flat spine or serrated tubercle.
The main nutrients contained in Super Immune5 Plus[TM] are astragalus, scute, Reishi mushroom, andrographis and isatis.
Scute counts were taken from the distal-most row of the seventh, eight, and ninth tail segments, and the greatest width of each of the three segments were determined with digital calipers (to nearest 0.
celery, ginger and tomato paste and scute two minutes Reduce heat and