squam

noun
\ ˈskwäm also -wȯm \
plural -s

Definition of squam

 (Entry 1 of 2)

variants: or squamo-

Definition of squam- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : scale : squama Squamata squamaceous
2 : squamosal and squamomastoid : squamously squamocellular

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History and Etymology for squam

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 20 Sep. 2021.

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