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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It is characterised by the presence of scutula. 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., with a key to Scutula s.