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  • noun Plural form of squame.


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  • Plates: in Coccidae, the squames; q.v.: in male Homoptera, a pair of pieces following the last full ventral segment; usually preceded by a short piece, - the valve.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Between the squames are here and there smaller, polygonal, nucleated cells.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1e. The Lungs

  • Jesus of Nazareth, and he called not himself God ne the son of God, but he said to him, take thine infirmities of humanity and cast away the squames of pride.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Gynecology, reporting that on two occasions he and his associates had found "fetal squames and other amniotic fluid detritus" in blood drawn from the pulmonary arteries of women who were delivering babies but didn't appear to have AFE.

    Chicago Reader


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