squama

noun squa·ma \ ˈskwā-mə , ˈskwä- \

Definition of squama

plural squamae play \ˈskwā-ˌmē, ˈskwä-ˌmī\
: scale; also : a structure resembling a scale

Origin and Etymology of squama

Latin


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squama

noun squa·ma \ ˈskwā-mə , ˈskwä- \

medical Definition of squama

plural squamae play \ˈskwā-ˌmē, ˈskwä-ˌmī\
: 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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