squamula

noun
squamu·​la | \ˈskwamyələ, -wām-, -wäm-\
plural squamulae\-​ˌlē, -​ˌlī \

Definition of squamula 

1 : squamule

2 : the tegula of a hymenopteron

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History and Etymology for squamula

New Latin, from Latin, small scale, diminutive of squama scale

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