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.
Zoology. pertaining to a corresponding bone in other vertebrates.
a squamosal bone.
a thin platelike paired bone in the skull of vertebrates: in mammals it forms part of the temporal bone
of or relating to this bone
a less common word for squamous
squamosal squa·mo·sal (skwə-mō’səl)
Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the temporal bone. n.
A squamosal bone.
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; […]
- Squamous cell
squamous cell n. A flat, scalelike epithelial cell.
noun, Pathology. 1. a carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium in the skin and sometimes in the mucous membranes. squamous cell carcinoma n. A carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium and is the most common form of skin cancer. Also called cancroid, epidermoid carcinoma. squamous cell carcinoma (skwā’məs, skwä’-) Any of various carcinomas that arise […]
noun, Biology. 1. epithelium consisting of one or more layers of scalelike cells.