squamosal

1 of 2

noun

squa·​mo·​sal skwə-ˈmō-səl How to pronounce squamosal (audio)
-zəl
: a squamosal bone

squamosal

2 of 2

adjective

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2
: of, relating to, or being a bone of the skull of many vertebrates corresponding to the squamous portion of the temporal bone of most mammals including humans

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1848, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of squamosal was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Squamosal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamosal. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

squamosal

1 of 2 noun
squa·​mo·​sal skwā-ˈmō-səl How to pronounce squamosal (audio) skwə- How to pronounce squamosal (audio)
: a squamosal bone

squamosal

2 of 2 adjective
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2
: of, relating to, or being a bone in the skull of many vertebrates that corresponds to the squamous portion of the temporal bone in humans
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