squama

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squama a protective structure resembling a scale
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squama skwā"mȧ (Med) A scale cast off from the skin; a thin dry shred consisting of epithelium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squama In botany, a scale of any sort, usually the homologuo of a leaf.
    • n squama In anatomy and zoology: A scale, as of the epidermis.
    • n squama A thin, expansive, scalelike part of a bone: as, the squama of the temporal bone (the squamosal); the squama of the occipital bone (the supra-occipital).
    • n squama In ornithology, a scale-like feather, as one of those upon a penguin's wing or the throat of a humming-bird. See cut under Squamipennes.
    • n squama In entomology, an elytrum.
    • n squama The scale-like exopodite of a crustacean antenna.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Squama skwā′ma a scale: the bractea of a deciduous spike, any scaly bracted leaf
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. a scale
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. squamosussquama, a scale.

Usage

In literature:

Squamae satis magnae, nitidae ciliatae.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Aileron: the scale covering the base of primaries in some insects; see tegulae in Diptera = alula and squama, q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The legs are yellowish, the squamae and wings brownish.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
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In news:

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