shaped like a scale.
(biology) resembling a scale: squamiform cells
1. a combining form of squama: squamocellular. squamo- pref. Scale; scaly: squamosal.
squamosa squa·mo·sa (skwā-mō’sə) n. pl. squa·mo·sae (-sē) The squama of the temporal bone or of the frontal and occipital bones.
adjective 1. Anatomy. of or relating to the thin, scalelike portion of the temporal bone that is situated on the side of the skull above and behind the ear. 2. Zoology. pertaining to a corresponding bone in other vertebrates. 3. squamous. noun 4. a squamosal bone. noun 1. a thin platelike paired bone in the […]
adjective 1. covered with or formed of squamae or scales. 2. scalelike. adjective (biology) 1. (of epithelium) consisting of one or more layers of flat platelike cells 2. covered with, formed of, or resembling scales squamous squa·mous (skwā’məs, skwä’-) or squa·mose (-mōs’) adj. Covered with or formed of scales; scaly. Resembling a scale or scales; […]