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scu•tum



Pronunciation: (skyOO'tum), [key]
n.,
pl. -taPronunciation: (-tu) [key] for 1, 2,
gen. Scu•tiPronunciation: (skOO'tī) [key] for 3.

1. Zool.scute (def. 1).
2. a large, oblong shield used by the heavy legionaries of ancient Rome.
3. (cap.) Astron.the Shield, a southern constellation north of Sagittarius and east of Aquila, containing a small, very bright star cloud.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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