scutula


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scutula

A segment of marble or other material, cut in the shape of a diamond or rhombus and used for inlaying floors or pavements.
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The scutula are masses of keratinised as well as parakeratotic cells, exudate and inflammatory cells intermingled with hyphae and spores.
Favus is characterised by the presence of yellowish cup-shaped crusts known as scutula, which result in a honeycomb destruction of hair shaft.
Scutula tuberculosa, the correct name of the Scutula growing on Solorina spp.