squamous

  • 1 squamous — 1540s, from L. squamosus covered with scales, scaly, from squama scale, perhaps related to squalus foul, filthy (see SQUALID (Cf. squalid)). M.E. had squame (late 14c.) a scale, from O.Fr. esquame, from L. squama …

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  • 2 squamous — [skwā′mōsskwā′məs] adj. [L squamosus < squama, a scale] 1. like, formed of, or covered with scales 2. Anat. designating or of a thin, scalelike cell, structure, etc., esp. an epithelial cell or a platelike structure in the upper anterior… …

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  • 3 Squamous — Squamose Squa*mose (skw[.a]*m[=o]s or skw[=a] m[=o]s ), Squamous Squa mous (skw[=a] m[u^]s), a. [L. squamosus, fr. squama a scale: cf. F. squameux.] 1. Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly; as, the squamose cones of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 squamous — adjective /ˈskweɪ.məs,ˈskwɑː.məs,ˈskweɪ.moʊs,ˈskwɑ.moʊs/ a) Covered with, made of, or resembling scales; scaly. In the squamous heads of Scabius, Knapweed, and the elegant Jacea Pinea, and in the Scaly composure of the Oak Rose, which some years… …

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  • 5 squamous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin squamosus, from squama scale Date: 15th century 1. a. covered with or consisting of scales ; scaly b. of, relating to, or being a stratified epithelium that consists at least in its outer layers of… …

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  • 6 squamous — 1) flat, as in a cell layer (as opposed to cuboidal and columnar) 2) a suture with scale like and overlapping margins 3) squamosal 4) adjective for squama (scale); possessing scales …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 7 squamous — См. squamose …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 8 squamous — squamously, squamosely, adv. squamousness, squamoseness, n. /skway meuhs/, adj. 1. covered with or formed of squamae or scales. 2. scalelike. Also, squamosal, squamose /skway mohs, skweuh mohs /. [1535 45; < L squamosus. See SQUAMA, OUS] * * * …

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  • 9 squamous — Relating to or covered with scales. SYN: scaly. [L. squamosus] * * * squa·mous skwā məs adj 1 a) covered with or consisting of scales b) of, relating to, or being a stratified epithelium that consists at least in its outer layers of small… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 squamous — adj. of scales; covered with scales; resembling scales …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 squamous — [ skweɪməs] adjective 1》 covered with or characterized by scales. 2》 Anatomy of or denoting a layer of epithelium consisting of very thin flattened cells. 3》 Anatomy denoting the flat portion of the temporal bone which forms part of the side of… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 squamous — a. See squamose …

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  • 13 squamous — squa·mous …

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  • 14 squamous — squa•mous [[t]ˈskweɪ məs[/t]] also squa•mose [[t] moʊs[/t]] adj. 1) bio covered with or formed of squamae or scales 2) bio scalelike 3) anat. of or pertaining to the thin forward and upper portion of the temporal bone of the human skull •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 squamous — covered with scales …

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  • 16 squamous — /ˈskweɪməs/ (say skwaymuhs) adjective covered with or formed of squamae or scales; scale like. {Latin squāmōsus} –squamously, adverb –squamousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

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  • 18 Squamous-cell carcinoma — Squamous cell carcinoma, NOS Classification and external resources SCC of the skin tends to arise from pre malignant lesions, actinic keratoses; surface is usually scaly and often ulcerates (as shown here). ICD 10 …

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  • 19 Squamous epithelial cell — Squamous epithelium is one of several types of epithelia. Code TH H2.00.02.0.01027 In …

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  • 20 Squamous metaplasia — refers to benign (non cancerous) changes in the epithelial linings of certain organs within the body. These cells assume a more squamous morphology. Common sites for squamous metaplasia include the bladder and cervix. Smokers often exhibit… …

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