squamulose

[ skwam-yuh-lohs, skwey-myuh- ]
/ ˈskwæm yəˌloʊs, ˈskweɪ myə- /
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adjective

furnished or covered with tiny scales.

Nearby words

  1. squamous metaplasia of amnion,
  2. squamous odontogenic tumor,
  3. squamous suture,
  4. squamously,
  5. squamozygomatic,
  6. squander,
  7. squanto,
  8. square,
  9. square and rabbet,
  10. square away

Origin of squamulose

1840–50; < Latin squāmula small scale (squām(a) scale + -ula -ule) + -ose1

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British Dictionary definitions for squamulose

squamulose

/ (ˈskwæmjʊˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz, ˈskweɪ-) /

adjective

(esp of plants or their parts) covered with minute scales

Word Origin for squamulose

C19: from Latin squāmula diminutive of squāma a scale

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