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squamate

[ skwey-meyt ]
/ ˈskweɪ meɪt /
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adjective
provided or covered with squamae or scales; scaly.
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Origin of squamate

From the Late Latin word squāmātus, dating back to 1820–30. See squama, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM squamate

pseu·do·squa·mate, adjective
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