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squa·mate

 (skwā′māt′, skwä′-)
n.
Any of various reptiles of the order Squamata, which includes the lizards, snakes, and worm lizards.
adj.
1. Of or relating to reptiles of the order Squamata.
2. Of or relating to squamae.

[New Latin Squāmāta, from Late Latin squāmātus, scaly, from squāma, scale. Adj., sense 2, from Late Latin squāmātus.]

squa•mate

(ˈskweɪ meɪt)

adj.
provided or covered with squamae or scales; scaly.
[1820–30; < Late Latin squāmātus. See squama, -ate1]
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