squamule


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squa·mule

 (skwā′myo͞ol, skwä′-)
n.
A small, scalelike thallus lobe of certain lichens.

[Latin squāmula, diminutive of squāma, scale.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squamule - a minute scale
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
scale leaf, scale - a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
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Thallus squamulose, of adnate squamules III--SQUAMULOSE LICHENS 4.
Some thalli produce squamules and freely proliferate from the margin of the cup.
Thallus and podetia K-, esorediate; podetia wholly corticate, slightly branched at the apex; basal squamules finely divided, more than 2mm long Cladonia cristatella 1.