Squamous Definition

-mōs
adjective
Like, formed of, or covered with scales.
Webster's New World
Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat like a scale.
The squamous cells of the cervix.
American Heritage Medicine
Designating or of a thin, scalelike cell, structure, etc., esp. an epithelial cell or a platelike structure in the upper anterior portion of the temporal bone.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Squamous

  • From Latin squāmōsus, from squāma (“scale").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin squāmōsus from squāma scale

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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