Squamous meaning

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Covered with or formed of scales; scaly.
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Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat like a scale.

The squamous cells of the cervix.

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Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the temporal bone.
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Like, formed of, or covered with scales.
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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.
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Covered with or formed of scales; scaly.
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Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat like a scale.

The squamous cells of the cervix.

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Relating to the thin, platelike part of the temporal bone.
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Covered with, made of, or resembling scales; scaly.
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(anatomy) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal.
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Origin of squamous

  • Latin squāmōsus from squāma scale
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin squāmōsus, from squāma (“scale").
    From Wiktionary