squa´mous|ly

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 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.

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  • 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

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • squamous — squa·mous …   English syllables

  • squamously — squa·mous·ly …   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

  • squamous — Relating to or covered with scales. SYN: scaly. [L. squamosus] * * * squa·mous skwā məs adj 1 a) covered with or consisting of scales b) of, relating to, or being a stratified epithelium that consists at least in its outer layers of small… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squamous — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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