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Word of the Day 09/06/18 Squamous

Squamous (adjective)
squamous [skwey-muh s]


adjective
1. covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
2. scalelike.

Also squamosal, squa·mose [skwey-mohs, skwuh-mohs] /ˈskweɪ moʊs, skwəˈmoʊs/.



Origin: From the Latin word squāmōsus, dating back to 1535–45. See squama, -ous

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