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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