squama


squa·ma

noun \ˈskwā-mə, ˈskwä-\
plural squa·mae \ˈskwā-ˌmē, ˈskwä-ˌmī\

Definition of SQUAMA

:  scale; also :  a structure resembling a scale

Origin of SQUAMA

Latin
First Known Use: circa 1706

Rhymes with SQUAMA

squa·ma

noun \ˈskwā-mə, ˈskwä-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural squa·mae \ˈskwā-ˌmē, ˈskwä-ˌmī\

Medical Definition of SQUAMA

: a structure resembling a scale or plate: as a : the curved platelike posterior portion of the occipital bone b : the vertical portion of the frontal bone that forms the forehead c : the thin anterior upper portion of the temporal bone

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