having or covered with scales; scaly
Origin of squamateLate Latin squamatus from Classical Latin squama, a scale
Any of various reptiles of the order Squamata, which includes the lizards, snakes, and worm lizards.
- Of or relating to reptiles of the order Squamata.
- Of or relating to squamae.
Origin of squamateNew Latin Squāmāta from Late Latin squāmātus scaly from squāma scale Adj., sense 2, from Late Latin squāmātus
(comparative more squamate, superlative most squamate)
- (chiefly zoology) Covered in scales.
From Latin squÄmÄtus.