Definition of Squame

1. n. A scale.



Definition of Squame

1. Noun. (obsolete) A scale (of metal, or on the eyes etc.). ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The scale, or exopodite, of an antenna of a crustacean. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) A flake of dead skin tissue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squame

1. a scale [n -S]

Medical Definition of Squame

1. 1. A scale. "iron squames." 2. The scale, or exopodite, of an antenna of a crustacean. Origin: L. Squama scale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squame

squalor
squalors
squama
squama frontalis
squama occipitalis
squama temporalis
squamaceous
squamae
squamate
squamates
squamation
squamations
squamatization
squamduck
squame (current term)
squamella
squamellae
squamellate
squames
squamiferous
squamiform
squamigerous
squamipen
squamo-
squamo-occipital
squamocellular
squamocolumnar
squamocolumnar junction
squamofrontal

Literary usage of Squame

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1. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1891)
"Amphipoda, the squame ... e without squame, in the male with unusually long flagellum, in the female ... with well - developed squame (Fig. 210, GI). ..."

2. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1847)
"Pistil and squame ; /. 4. Ovary laid open to show the solitary ovule ; f. 5. Nut :—magnified. Notes O/ALG/E observed at different altitudes in Aberdeenshire ..."

3. The Crayfish: An Introduction to the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley (1880)
"The squame is fully twice as long as it is broad, with a general ... Where these two edges join in front, the squame is produced into a strong spine. ..."

4. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals ; for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1902)
"Antennae without squame ; first pair of thoracic legs ... Antennae with squame. «i. squame small; antennules and ..."

5. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals, for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1900)
"squame small; antennules and antennae near each other ; first pair of thoracic legs very heavy with great chel*; cephalo- thorax with cross-suture ; gills ..."

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