noun, plural squamae
[skwey-mee] /ˈskweɪ mi/ (Show IPA)
a scale or scalelike part, as of epidermis or bone.
noun (pl) -mae (-miː)
(biology) a scale or scalelike structure
squama squa·ma (skwā’mə, skwä’-)
n. pl. squa·mae (-mē’)
A thin platelike mass, as of bone.
A scale or scalelike structure.
squa’mate’ (-māt’) adj.
adjective 1. provided or covered with squamae or scales; scaly.
noun 1. the state of being squamate. 2. the arrangement of the squamae or scales of an animal. noun 1. the condition of having or forming scales or squamae 2. the arrangement of scales in fishes or reptiles
adjective 1. shaped like a scale. adjective 1. (biology) resembling a scale: squamiform cells
1. a combining form of squama: squamocellular. squamo- pref. Scale; scaly: squamosal.