squama

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noun squa·ma \ˈskwā-mə, ˈskwä-\

Definition of squama

plural

squamae

play \ˈskwā-ˌmē, ˈskwä-ˌmī\
  1. :  scale; also :  a structure resembling a scale

Origin and Etymology of squama

Latin


First Known Use: circa 1706


Medical Dictionary

squama

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noun squa·ma \ˈskwā-mə, ˈskwä-\

Medical Definition of squama

plural

squamae

\ˈskwā-ˌmē, ˈskwä-ˌmī\play play
  1. :  a structure resembling a scale or plate: asa:  the curved platelike posterior portion of the occipital boneb:  the vertical portion of the frontal bone that forms the foreheadc:  the thin anterior upper portion of the temporal bone


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