Definitions for "Scutellum"
The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed by the small postscutellum; a scutella. See Thorax.
One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of birds; a scutella.
Posteromedian, usually more or less teardrop or shield-like region of the mesonotum posterior to the transscutal articulation between the axillae. [drawing
The cotyledon in cereals (and most monocots) that transfers stored reserves of the endosperm to the germinating embryo.
Haustorial tissue of the embryo located between the endosperm and the plummule-radicle axis of the embryo.
A shield-like structure which represents the monocotyledon of the grass embryo It is pressed against the endosperm and functions as an absorptive organ.
A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.