squamiform

[ skwey-muh-fawrm ]
/ ˈskweɪ məˌfɔrm /

adjective

shaped like a scale.

Nearby words

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

Origin of squamiform

First recorded in 1820–30; squam- + -i- + -form

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British Dictionary definitions for squamiform

squamiform

/ (ˈskweɪmɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

biology resembling a scalesquamiform cells
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