- Zool. designating or of a bone in the skull of lower vertebrates analogous to the squamous portion of the temporal bone in humans
a squamosal bone
Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the human temporal bone or to a corresponding part in other vertebrates.
A squamosal bone.
Origin of squamosalFrom Latin squāmōsus, squamous; see squamous.
(comparative more squamosal, superlative most squamosal)
- (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the platelike part of the temporal bone