Squamose
Squamose Squa*mose" (skw[.a]*m[=o]s" or skw[=a]"m[=o]s`), Squamous Squa"mous (skw[=a]"m[u^]s), a. [L. squamosus, fr. squama a scale: cf. F. squameux.] 1. Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly; as, the squamose cones of the pine; squamous epithelial cells; the squamous portion of the temporal bone, which is so called from a fancied resemblance to a scale. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal. [1913 Webster]


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  • squamose — squa·mose …   English syllables

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