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[skwam-yuh-lohs, skwey-myuh-]
  1. furnished or covered with tiny scales.
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Origin of squamulose

1840–50; < Latin squāmula small scale (squām(a) scale + -ula -ule) + -ose1
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Examples from the Web for squamulose

Historical Examples of squamulose

  • The stem is white, squamulose, bulb rugulose, ring superior and entire.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Allied to C. micaceus; differs in squamulose and not micaceous p.

  • Squamellate, or Squamulose, furnished with little scales (Squamell, or Squamul).

  • Differs from C. bulbillosus in squamulose pileus and strigose bulb.

  • Differs from T. personatum in the short, stout, squamulose stem, and absence of purple tint on gills.

British Dictionary definitions for squamulose


  1. (esp of plants or their parts) covered with minute scales
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Word Origin for squamulose

C19: from Latin squāmula diminutive of squāma a scale
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