noun. large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake.
1. Noun, singular or mass Counting the number of rings on a scute will tell you the age of a painted turtle. 2. Adjective VS-C contains a combination of botanical ingredients: dandelion root, purslane, indigo leaves and root, thlaspi, bupleurum root, typhonium rhizome, scute root, cinnamon twig, licorice root and ginseng root.