squamulose

adjective

squa·​mu·​lose ˈskwā-myə-ˌlōs How to pronounce squamulose (audio)
ˈskwä-
: being or having a thallus made up of small leafy lobes
a squamulose lichen

Word History

Etymology

Latin squamula, diminutive of squama

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squamulose was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Squamulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamulose. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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