a scalelike leaf, as a bud scale or certain bracts.
a modified leaf, often small and membranous, protecting buds, etc
any of the leaves of some conifers, such as cypresses, that are small and tightly pressed to the stem
noun 1. Zoology. one of the thin, flat, horny plates forming the covering of certain animals, as snakes, lizards, and pangolins. one of the hard, bony or dentinal plates, either flat or denticulate, forming the covering of certain other animals, as fishes. 2. any thin, platelike piece, lamina, or flake that peels off from a […]
noun 1. any thalloid liverwort. noun 1. any of various leafy liverworts of the order Jungermanniales, which resemble mosses
adjective 1. Geometry. (of a cone or the like) having the axis inclined to the base. (of a triangle) having three unequal sides. 2. Anatomy. of or relating to a scalenus muscle. adjective 1. (maths) (of a triangle) having all sides of unequal length 2. (anatomy) of or relating to any of the scalenus muscles […]
scalenectomy sca·le·nec·to·my (skā’lə-něk’tə-mē) n. Resection of the scalene muscles.