squa|mous

squa|mous
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´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|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

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

  • 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

  • squa|loid — «SKWAY loyd», adjective. 1. sharklike. 2. having to do with sharks. ╂[< New Latin Squalus (see etym. under squalus (Cf. ↑squalus)) + English oid] …   Useful english dictionary

  • squa|lus — «SKWAY luhs», noun, plural li « ly». any shark of a group comprising many of the spiny dogfishes. ╂[< New Latin Squalus the genus name < Latin squalus a sea fish] …   Useful english dictionary

  • squa|mate — «SKWAY mayt», adjective. having or covered with squamae or scales. ╂[< Latin squāmātus < squāma squama] …   Useful english dictionary

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