squamation

[ skwey-mey-shuh n ]
/ skweɪˈmeɪ ʃən /

noun

the state of being squamate.
the arrangement of the squamae or scales of an animal.

Origin of squamation

First recorded in 1880–85; squam- + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for squamation

squamation

/ (skweɪˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

the condition of having or forming scales or squamae
the arrangement of scales in fishes or reptiles
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