squamulose


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squa·mu·lose

 (skwā′myə-lōs′, skwä′-)
adj.
1. Having or consisting of minute scales.
2. Of or relating to a lichen having a thallus consisting of numerous squamules.

[Latin squāmula, diminutive of squāma, scale + -ose.]

squamulose

(ˈskwæmjʊˌləʊs; -ˌləʊz; ˈskweɪ-)
adj
(Biology) (esp of plants or their parts) covered with minute scales
[C19: from Latin squāmula diminutive of squāma a scale]

squam•u•lose

(ˈskwæm yəˌloʊs, ˈskweɪ myə-)

adj.
furnished or covered with tiny scales.
[1840–50; < Latin squāmula small scale (squām(a) scale + -ula -ule) + -ose1]
squamous, squamulose - A fish or snake can be squamous or squamulose—covered with minute scales.
See also related terms for snake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.squamulose - covered with tiny scales
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
References in periodicals archive ?
Most lichens have a foliose or crustose growth form while fruticose, squamulose and dimorphic growth forms are clearly less common (Figure 3).
Stipe 35-51 X 3-8 mm, central, cylindrical to slightly broader at base; surface dry, slightly fibrillose to scabrose, squamulose below the annulus, white (28A1) at the top to greenish grey (28B2) near base.
Sample 1c: Campsite 40; squamulose lichen on a rock; slides SMLA 14062-14063.
Surface of podetia areolate corticate, with cortex smooth, thin, scaling off to form podetial squamules, often finally becoming largely decorticate, usually moderately to richly squamulose (squamules to 2 x 2-3 mm); distal parts incompletely corticate, scabrose, micro-squamulose to granulose.
This is a squamulose, soil-growing lichen, forming whitish rosettes, with pruinose lobules lifted at the margins, and light brown discoid apothecia.
collected 4 January 2011), and one squamulose lichen and two moss samples from a stone wall alongside Rue de Colombier, a rural road leading to the interior village of Colombier (18[degrees]04'34.
Thirty-one species are of the crustose growth form, 27 are foliose, 8 are fruticose and 3 are squamulose.