Prescutum
Prescutum Pre*scu"tum, n.; pl. {Prescuta}. [NL. See {Pr[ae]-}, and {Scutum}.] (Zo["o]l.) The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is usually small and inconspicuous. [1913 Webster]

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  • prescutum — (ˈ)prē+ noun (plural prescuta) Etymology: New Latin, from pre + scutum : the anterior piece of the dorsal part or tergum of a thoracic segment of an insect * * * /pree skyooh teuhm/, n., pl. prescuta / teuh/, prescutums. the anterior dorsal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prescutum — n. [L. prae, before; scutum, shield] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The first subdivision of the notum, usually followed by scutum and scutellum; the anterior division of the meso or metanotum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prescutum — /pree skyooh teuhm/, n., pl. prescuta / teuh/, prescutums. the anterior dorsal sclerite of a thoracic segment of an insect. [ < NL; see PRE , SCUTUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • préscutum — (pré sku tom ) s. m. Pièce la plus antérieure de l écusson des insectes (AUDOUIN). ÉTYMOLOGIE    Pré..., préfixe, et lat. scutum, bouclier (voy. écu) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • prescutum — pre·scutum …   English syllables

  • Prescuta — Prescutum Pre*scu tum, n.; pl. {Prescuta}. [NL. See {Pr[ae] }, and {Scutum}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is usually small and inconspicuous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mesoprescutum — |me]zō, |mē], ]sō+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from mes + prescutum : the prescutum of the mesothorax of an insect …   Useful english dictionary

  • metaprescutum — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from meta + prescutum : the prescutum of the metathorax of an insect …   Useful english dictionary

  • prescutal — (ˈ)prē|skyüd.əl adjective Etymology: prescutum + al : of or relating to the prescutum * * * prescutal, scutellum, scutum pre A. 4 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scuta — Scutum Scu tum, n.; pl. {Scuta}. [L.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy armed infantry. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) A penthouse or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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