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

Definition of SQUAMA

:  scale; also :  a structure resembling a scale

Origin of SQUAMA

First Known Use: circa 1706

Rhymes with SQUAMA


noun squa·ma \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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