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"