squamate

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noun squa·mate \ˈskwā-ˌmāt, ˈskwä-\

Definition of squamate

  1. :  any of an order (Squamata) of reptiles including the snakes and lizards and related extinct forms

squamate

adjective

Origin and Etymology of squamate

ultimately from Late Latin squamatus scaly, from Latin squama


First Known Use: 1968

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