squamous

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squa·mous

adjective \ˈskwā-məs also ˈskwä-\

Definition of SQUAMOUS

1
a :  covered with or consisting of scales :  scaly
b :  of, relating to, or being a stratified epithelium that consists at least in its outer layers of small scalelike cells
2
:  of, relating to, or being the anterior upper portion of the temporal bone of most mammals including humans

Origin of SQUAMOUS

Middle English, from Latin squamosus, from squama scale
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to SQUAMOUS

Synonyms
scaled, scaly
Antonyms
scaleless

Other Cell Biology Terms

cytology, gamete, vacuole, zygote

Rhymes with SQUAMOUS

squa·mous

adjective \ˈskwā-məs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SQUAMOUS

1
a : covered with or consisting of scales b : of, relating to, or being a stratified epithelium that consists at least in its outer layers of small scalelike cells
2
: resembling a scale or plate; especially : of, relating to, or being the thin anterior upper portion of the temporal bone

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