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covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
adjective (biology)
(of epithelium) consisting of one or more layers of flat platelike cells
covered with, formed of, or resembling scales

squamous squa·mous (skwā’məs, skwä’-) or squa·mose (-mōs’)

Covered with or formed of scales; scaly.

Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat.


squa’mous·ness n.


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