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 Squamata, from Late Latin squamatus, scaly, from squama, scale. Adj., sense 2, from Late Latin squamatus.
(comparative more squamate, superlative most squamate)
- (chiefly zoology) Covered in scales.
From Latin squÄmÄtus.