squam

1 of 2

noun

ˈskwäm also -wȯm
plural -s

squam-

2 of 2

combining form

variants or squamo-
1
: scale : squama
Squamata
squamaceous
2
: squamosal and
squamomastoid
: squamously
squamocellular

Word History

Etymology

Noun

from Squam, short for Annisquam, village in northeastern Massachusetts, where it was originally worn by fishermen

Combining form

Latin, from squama

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“Squam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squam. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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