squamous [skwey-muh s]
1. covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
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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