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

Word History


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

Dictionary Entries Near squamulose

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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