squa´mous|ness

squa´mous|ness
squa|mous «SKWAY muhs», adjective.
1. furnished with, covered with, or formed of scales.
2. characterized by the development of scales; scalelike: »

An epithelium is designated cubical, columnar, or squamous, according to the shape of its component cells (A. Franklin Shull). Figurative. Immense, of fishy form and mind, Squamous… (Rupert Brooke).

3. having to do with the squama of the temporal bone.
[< Latin squāmōsus < squāma scale, squama]
squa´mous|ly, adverb.
squa´mous|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • squa´mose|ness — squa|mose «SKWAY mohs», adjective. = squamous. (Cf. ↑squamous) –squa´mose|ly, adverb. –squa´mose|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • squa´mous|ly — squa|mous «SKWAY muhs», adjective. 1. furnished with, covered with, or formed of scales. 2. characterized by the development of scales; scalelike: »An epithelium is designated cubical, columnar, or squamous, according to the shape of its… …   Useful english dictionary

  • squa|mous — «SKWAY muhs», adjective. 1. furnished with, covered with, or formed of scales. 2. characterized by the development of scales; scalelike: »An epithelium is designated cubical, columnar, or squamous, according to the shape of its component cells (A …   Useful english dictionary

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • squa´mose|ly — squa|mose «SKWAY mohs», adjective. = squamous. (Cf. ↑squamous) –squa´mose|ly, adverb. –squa´mose|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • squa|mose — «SKWAY mohs», adjective. = squamous. (Cf. ↑squamous) –squa´mose|ly, adverb. –squa´mose|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • mous — ab·nor·mous; ag·a·mous; al·log·a·mous; al·mous; am·phi·des·mous; am·phid·ro·mous; am·phis·to·mous; anad·ro·mous; an·gi·o·sper·mous; an·isog·a·mous; anon·y·mous; an·ton·y·mous; apla·nog·a·mous; as·to·mous; athal·a·mous; au·mous; au·tog·a·mous;… …   English syllables

  • squa — an·ti·squa·ma; squa·bash; squa·lene; squa·li; squa·li·da; squa·li·dae; squa·lid·i·ty; squa·li·form; squa·loid; squa·loi·dea; squa·loi·dei; squa·lus; squa·ma; squa·ma·ceous; squa·mal; squa·ma·ta; squa·mate; squa·ma·tion; squa·mel·la;… …   English syllables

  • squamoseness — squa·mose·ness …   English syllables

  • squamous — squa•mous [[t]ˈskweɪ məs[/t]] also squa•mose [[t] moʊs[/t]] adj. 1) bio covered with or formed of squamae or scales 2) bio scalelike 3) anat. of or pertaining to the thin forward and upper portion of the temporal bone of the human skull •… …   From formal English to slang

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