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squa·mo·sal

 (skwə-mō′səl, -zəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the human temporal bone or to a corresponding part in other vertebrates.
n.
A squamosal bone.

[From Latin squāmōsus, squamous; see squamous.]

squamosal

(skwəˈməʊsəl)
n
(Zoology) a thin platelike paired bone in the skull of vertebrates: in mammals it forms part of the temporal bone
adj
1. (Zoology) of or relating to this bone
2. (Biology) a less common variant of squamous

squa•mo•sal

(skwəˈmoʊ səl)

adj. n.
2. a squamous bone; the forward and upper portion of the temporal bone.
[1840–50]
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12533, 12534, 12535, 12537, 12538, 12546, 12550, 12551, 12553, 12555, 12557, 12562, 12565, 12566, 12571, 12572, 12574, 12575, 12579, 12582, 12585, 12588, 12590, 12595, 12596; 33 left dentaries, GCVP 12532, 12536, 12539, 12540, 12541-12545, 12547, 12549, 12552, 12554, 12556, 12558, 12559-12561, 12563, 2564, 12567, 12568, 12573, 12576-12578, 12580, 12581, 12587, 12592-12594, 12597; 36 parietals, GCVP 12496-12531; 26 frontals, GCVP 12705-12730; 91 squamosals, GCVP 12598-12688; 11 surangulars, GCVP 12694-12704; 5 jugals, GCVP 12689-12693.
Elements include a portion of the paired premaxillae containing alveoli for the second and third incisors; maxillae with most of the premolars (PM) intact (right PM4, PM3, PM2; left PM4, PM3, the last loose in matrix); the jugals, zygomatic processes, squamosals, and exoccipital are largely intact.
The posterior dorsal surface is marked by a shallow temporal emargination formed into the squamosals and parietals.