Squamosal
Squamosal Squa*mo"sal (skw[.a]*m[=o]"sal), a. (Anat.) (a) Scalelike; squamous; as, the squamosal bone. (b) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone. -- n. The squamous part of the temporal bone, or a bone corresponding to it, in many of the lower vertebrates. See Temporal bone, under {Temporal}. [1913 Webster]

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  • squamosal — [skwə mō′səl] adj. 1. SQUAMOUS 2. Zool. designating or of a bone in the skull of lower vertebrates analogous to the squamous portion of the temporal bone in humans n. a squamosal bone …   English World dictionary

  • Squamosal — The squamosal is a bone of the head of higher vertebrates. It is the principal component of the cheek region in the skull, lying below the temporal series and otic notch and bounded anteriorly by postorbital. Posteriorly, the squamosal… …   Wikipedia

  • Squamosal — Sq: squamosal Crâne de Dromaesaurus. le squamos …   Wikipédia en Français

  • squamosal — Relating especially to the squamous part of the temporal bone. * * * squa·mo·sal skwā mō səl, skwə n a squamosal bone squamosal adj 1) SQUAMOUS (2) 2) of, relating to, or being a bone in the skull …   Medical dictionary

  • squamosal — I. noun Date: 1848 a squamosal bone II. adjective Date: circa 1852 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squamosal — /skweuh moh seuhl/, adj. 1. Anat. of or pertaining to the thin, scalelike portion of the temporal bone that is situated on the side of the skull above and behind the ear. 2. Zool. pertaining to a corresponding bone in other vertebrates. 3.… …   Universalium

  • squamosal — /skwəˈmoʊsəl/ (say skwuh mohsuhl) adjective 1. Anatomy relating to the thin scale like bone (an element of the temporal bone) in the side of the skull above and behind the ear. 2. Zoology relating to a corresponding bone in other vertebrates. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • squamosal — I. (ˈ)skwā|mōsəl, skwəˈm , ōzəl adjective Etymology: Latin squamosus squamous + English al : scalelike: a. : squamous b. [New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • squamosal — a paired endochondral bone found in Latimeria but incorporated in the preopercle of modern Actinopterygii. Also a term misapplied to the pterotic in fishes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • squamosal — adjective Of or pertaining to the platelike part of the temporal bone See Also: squamous …   Wiktionary

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