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scute

[skyüt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A cornified, epithelial, scalelike structure in lizards and snakes.
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All turtle shells exhibited evidence of 2014 dry-season mortality by the presence of remnant flesh, skin, skeletal remains, or scutes.
Posterior straight part of lateral line with hardened scutes or bony shields, scutes can be poorly developed 4
shed their outer scutes periodically, often in one piece (Gibbons 1968; Ernst and Lovich 2009).
Calcium contents of muscles and serum increased significantly in response to 2% and 3% CA in Beluga however it has no significant effect on Ca contents of scutes (Khajepour and Hosseini 2010; 2011; 2012).
5B) is a hexagonal scute with a maximum diameter of 24.
2008) were marked by drilling unique combinations of holes in marginal scutes and placed in coolers for our CMR study.
Width was measured from opposite marginal scutes of the widest region of the carapace.
They're really peculiar with strange shells made up of lots of interlocking plates called scutes.
It is a very deep bodied fish with a blunt head profile and a series of very sharp scutes running from the posterior region of the lateral line to the caudal peduncle (base of the tail).
Mallon said he is hoping to see scutes, or bony plates or scales that were on the skin of ankylosaurs.
And Ireland was so spoiled and wasted by the Conquest of the Scutes and Danes, that there hardly remains any Story of Tradition what that Island was, how Planted or Governed above five hundred Years ago.