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squamate

[skwey-meyt]
adjective
  1. 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
Related formspseu·do·squa·mate, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Squamate, Squamose, or Squamaceous, furnished with scales (squam).

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • A large, yellow-coloured, pine-shaped, squamate cone terminates the stameniferous plant.