squamosal

noun
squa·​mo·​sal | \ skwə-ˈmō-səl How to pronounce squamosal (audio) , -zəl \

Definition of squamosal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a squamosal bone

squamosal

adjective

Definition of squamosal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : squamous
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

First Known Use of squamosal

Noun

1848, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of squamosal was in 1848

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“Squamosal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamosal. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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squamosal

noun
squa·​mo·​sal | \ skwā-ˈmō-səl How to pronounce squamosal (audio) , skwə- How to pronounce squamosal (audio) \

Medical Definition of squamosal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a squamosal bone

squamosal

adjective

Medical Definition of squamosal (Entry 2 of 2)

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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