Origin of squamateLate Latin squamatus from Classical Latin squama, a scale
- 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.