- a scale or scalelike part, as of epidermis or bone.
Origin of squama
First recorded in 1700–10, squama is from the Latin word squāma scale
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Examples from the Web for squamae
Post-alar membrane: the strip of membrane connecting the squamae with the scutellum.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- biology a scale or scalelike structure
C18: from Latin
- A thin platelike mass, as of bone.
- A scale or scalelike structure.