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Related to squamous: squamous epithelium, Squamous epithelial cells, squamous metaplasia, Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion, squamous papilloma
squa·mous(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.]
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
1. covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
3. of or pertaining to the thin forward and upper portion of the temporal bone of the human skull.
squamous, squamulose - A fish or snake can be squamous or squamulose—covered with minute scales.
See also related terms for snake.
___ cell → célula ___.