- covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
Origin of squamous
Examples from the Web for squamous
And squamous cell carcinoma also develops under our fingernails.‘Zoobiquity’: What Animals Can Teach Us About Our Health
June 17, 2012
Squamous epithelioma and melanotic cancer are the forms met with.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The roots are squamous, sending forth few fibres, and are perennial.
In Dendrolagus, moreover, the squamous epithelium does not extend into the cardiac cul-de-sac.
The distribution of the squamous, white, oesophageal epithelium is very much like that of Dendrolagus.
The parietal and the squamous portion of the temporal were wanting, although the organ of hearing was well conformed.Curiosities of Medical Experience
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
- (of epithelium) consisting of one or more layers of flat platelike cells
- covered with, formed of, or resembling scales
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.
- Covered with or formed of scales; scaly.
- Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat.