squamiform

squamiform

(ˈskweɪmɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Biology) biology resembling a scale: squamiform cells.
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The gynoecium has three distinct regions (Figure 5c): an apical region, with the stigma, characterized by epidermal cells with ornamented cuticle; a middle region with a short stylet whose epidermal cells have a high number of stomata and a basal region of the ovary, characterized by the presence of a stamen ring with thin cuticle cells, stomata and multicellular squamiform tricomas (Figure 5d-g).
For parthenogenetic females and both sexes of bisexual adults, we observed 6 types of sensilla, including hydrofuge scales, trichoid sensilla, 2 types of squamiform sensilla, tuft hairs and Bohm bristles.
Evolutionary origin of squamiform microsculpture on the forewing-holding devices (frenae) in Heteroptera.
Among the phyllids there are many small squamiform (scaly) structures, the paraphylls.