Examples from the Web for squamous
And squamous cell carcinoma also develops under our fingernails.‘Zoobiquity’: What Animals Can Teach Us About Our Health|Carl Zimmer|June 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How would you exclude psoriasis in a suspected case of eczema (squamous eczema)?
The roots are squamous, sending forth few fibres, and are perennial.The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World|Thomas Wood
The squamous or pavement epithelium consists of very thin, flattened scales, usually with a small nucleus in the center.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
A mesothelial cell is very flattened, thus resembling a squamous epithelial cell.
Chiefly with squamous eczema and the papulo-squamous syphiloderm; and on the scalp, also with seborrhœa.
British Dictionary definitions for squamous
Word Origin for squamous
Word Origin and History for squamous
1540s, from Latin squamosus "covered with scales, scaly," from squama "scale," perhaps related to squalus "foul, filthy" (see squalid). Middle English had squame (late 14c.) "a scale," from Old French esquame, from Latin squama.