- the state of being squamate.
- the arrangement of the squamae or scales of an animal.
Origin of squamation
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Examples from the Web for squamation
The characteristics of fin rays, scales, and squamation of cheeks and gill-covers apply equally to both species.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others
James Alexander Henshall
Considerably more variation occurs in color and in the arrangement of markings than in squamation.A New Snake of the Genus Geophis From Chihuahua, Mexico
John M. Legler
- the condition of having or forming scales or squamae
- the arrangement of scales in fishes or reptiles
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