squamation

[skwey-mey-shuh n]
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noun

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

Nearby words

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

Origin of squamation

First recorded in 1880–85; squam- + -ation

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British Dictionary definitions for squamation

squamation

noun

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