covered with very small scales, as in snakes

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Squamulose — Squam u*lose ( l[=o]s ; 277), a. Having little scales; squamellate; squamulate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squamulose — [skwam′yə lōs΄, skwā′myəlōs] adj. [ModL squamulosus < L squamula, dim. of squama, a scale] having, covered with, or consisting of small scales …   English World dictionary

  • squamulose — adjective Etymology: Latin squamula, diminutive of squama Date: 1857 being or having a thallus made up of small leafy lobes < a squamulose lichen > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squamulose — adjective Having small scales. The stem of the mushroom is squamulose …   Wiktionary

  • squamulose — adj. [L. dim. squama, scale] Having small scales …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • squamulose — /skwam yeuh lohs , skway myeuh /, adj. furnished or covered with tiny scales. [1840 50; < L squamula small scale (squam(a) scale + ula ULE) + OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • squamulose — squamu·lose …   English syllables

  • squamulose — squam•u•lose [[t]ˈskwæm yəˌloʊs, ˈskweɪ myə [/t]] adj. bio furnished or covered with tiny scales • Etymology: 1840–50; < L squāmula small scale (squām(a) scale + ula ule) + ose I …   From formal English to slang

  • squamulose — /ˈskwæmjəloʊs/ (say skwamyuhlohs), /ˈskweɪmjə / (say skwaymyuh ) adjective equipped or covered with small scales. {Latin squāmula, diminutive of squāma a scale + ose1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • squamulose — adjective covered with tiny scales • Similar to: ↑rough, ↑unsmooth • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology …   Useful english dictionary

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