squamation

noun
squa·​ma·​tion | \ skwəˈmāshən, -wāˈm- \
plural -s

Definition of squamation

1 : the state or condition of being scaly or scaled
2 : the arrangement of scales on an animal : scalation

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squam- + -ation

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“Squamation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamation. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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