Squa*mose" (? ∨ ), Squa"mous (?), [L. squamosus, fr. squama a scale: cf. F. squameux.]
Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly; as, the squamose cones of the pine; squamous epithelial cells; the squamous portion of the temporal bone, which is so called from a fancied resemblance to a scale.
Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal.
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