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 (skwə-mō′səl, -zəl)
Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the human temporal bone or to a corresponding part in other vertebrates.
A squamosal bone.

[From Latin squāmōsus, squamous; see squamous.]


(Zoology) a thin platelike paired bone in the skull of vertebrates: in mammals it forms part of the temporal bone
1. (Zoology) of or relating to this bone
2. (Biology) a less common variant of squamous


(skwəˈmoʊ səl)

adj. n.
2. a squamous bone; the forward and upper portion of the temporal bone.
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3H), and a squamosal root posteriorly linked with the hamular process of the squamosal by a continuous ridge (Fig.
4) borders the squamosal region lateroventrally at the inconspicuous superior temporal crest (Crista temporalis - CrTS) (Fig.
Some parietomastoid sutures bifurcate into two branches before they join the squamosal sutures.
In cases of an intact and mobile ossicular assembly and no evidence of squamosal disease, patients were subjected to randomization to either the cartilage group or the fascia (control) group.
Copious mucopurulent otorrhea is usually a feature of active mucosal CSOM, whereas scanty, foul-smelling, and sometimes sanguineous varieties are seen in active squamosal CSOM (cholesteatoma).
adductor mandibulae externus caudalis medialis (Amecm) (Figure 2) are rostrally oriented taking origin from the lateroventral portion of the squamosal region.
Prasad, Isolation and antimicrobial evaluation of isomeric hydroxy ketones in leaf cuticular waxes of Annona squamosal, Phytochem.
Among the fossils identified were several fragmentary cranial bones: frontal, parietal, right postorbital, left squamosal, right prefrontal, left quadrate, left jugal, left quadratojugal, left lacrimal and several undetermined fragments; left mandible and a fragment of the right, and one isolated tooth; and postcranial bones: 2 paravertebral osteoderms from the nuchal region, 16 paravertebral osteoderms from the trunk region, 22 ventral osteoderms and 16 appendicular osteoderms; 3 cervical and 7 dorsal vertebrae; 2 cervical and 6 thoracic ribs; left coracoid, left and right ulnae, left and right radii, left and fragmentary right ulnare, left radiale, 4 metacarpals and 1 phalanx.
Lesions vii and viii, located midway between the sagittal and squamosal sutures, are sharply defined contact points, which compromised the ectocranial table.
Included in the fossil material were dentary, parietal, frontal, squamosal, and jugal bones indistinguishable from modern Phrynosoma.
These include a left ilium, three distal humeri, three incomplete maxillae, and a fragmentary right squamosal described by BAEZ (1987; MACN-RN 160) as coming from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) Los Alamitos Formation, at Los Alamitos Ranch, RIO Negro province, Argentina.