Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little scale.
  • n. In botany: A scale of secondary order or reduced size.
  • n. Same as lodicule. Also squamella. Also squamule.

Etymologies

Latin, diminutive of squama a scale. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Alulae: Diptera; a pair of membranous scales above the halteres, behind the root of the wing, one above or before the other; the anterior attached to the wing and moving with it, the posterior fastened to the thorax and stationary; see calyptra; squama; squamula; lobulus; axillary lobe; aileron; scale; tegulae: Coleoptera;

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Patagium - ia: in Lepidoptera, those sclerites that cover the base of primaries: often used as synonymous with tegula and squamula, q.v.: assigned by some writers to the pro -, by others to the meso-thorax: homologized with the paraptera of meso-thorax.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Cardo extus umbonibus minutis, intus singulse valvule constans lamina rotundata, introrsum versa, concava; in al - tera testa juxta hunc cardinem est squamula erecta, complicata, cui in opposita testa respondet squama erecta, plana.

    Transactions of the Linnean Society

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