squamate

[ skwey-meyt ]
/ ˈskweɪ meɪt /
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adjective

provided or covered with squamae or scales; scaly.

Nearby words

  1. squall line,
  2. squally,
  3. squalor,
  4. squam-,
  5. squama,
  6. squamation,
  7. squamiform,
  8. squamish,
  9. squamo-,
  10. squamosa

Origin of squamate

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

Related formspseu·do·squa·mate, adjective

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