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 (skwā′məs, skwä′-) also squa·mose (-mōs′)
1. Covered with or formed of scales; scaly.
2. Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat like a scale: the squamous cells of the cervix.
3. Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the temporal bone.

[Latin squāmōsus, from squāma, scale.]

squa′mous·ly adv.
squa′mous·ness n.
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(ˈskweɪməs) or


1. (Biology) (of epithelium) consisting of one or more layers of flat platelike cells
2. (Biology) covered with, formed of, or resembling scales
[C16: from Latin squāmōsus, from squāma a scale]
ˈsquamously, ˈsquamosely adv
ˈsquamousness, ˈsquamoseness n
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(ˈskweɪ məs)

also squa•mose


1. covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
2. scalelike.
3. of or pertaining to the thin forward and upper portion of the temporal bone of the human skull.
[1535–45; < Latin squāmōsus. See squama, -ous]
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, squamulose - A fish or snake can be squamous or squamulose—covered with minute scales.
See also related terms for snake.
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a. escamoso-a;
___ cellcélula ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


adj escamoso
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The authors conclude that this variant of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) originates from human papillomavirus (HPV)-infected cells at or proximal to the squamocolumnar junction (SCJ) via "top-down and bottom-up differentiation," whereas LSILs reported as condylomata originate from HPV-infected cells more distal to the SCJ.
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An FNAC of the thyroid lesion revealed squamous cell carcinoma.
In the present observational study, among malignant tumours squamous cell carcinomas were recorded higher in number, whereas premalignant leucoplakia was the common presentation.
Objective: To determine the frequency of immunohistochemical expression of HPV-16 in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
A large number of the malignant tumors developing in the head and neck area are squamous cell carcinomas, and such carcinomas often occur together with other malignant tumors, either synchronously or metachronously [1, 2].
Gastric adenosquamous carcinomas are mixed neoplasms containing gland-like and squamous areas.