from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being scaly.
  • n. An arrangement of scales, as on a fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, the state or character of being squamate, squamose, or scaly; the collection or formation of scales or squamæ of an animal: as, the squamation of a lizard, snake, or pangolin. Compare desquamation.


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  • Flounder and Plaice, considering the variety of squamation in fishes confined to fresh water.

    Hormones and Heredity


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