from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, scaly; furnished with small appressed scales or squamæ; also, scalelike. Also squamate, squamous.
- In zoology, squamous; squamiferous or squamigerous; covered with scales; scaly; specifically, in entomology, covered with minute scales, as the wings of lepidopterous insects; lepidopterous; squamulate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly
- adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal.
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-- (Fig. 200.) In the P. Madisonius, the ribs number about fifteen, and they are ornamented with three squamose ridges each.
Shell very large, ribs, ten, and wide, and longitudinally marked by fine ridges, which are not squamose.
Shell comparatively thin, and light and compressed valves; circular, sometimes oblique and equilateral; ribs twenty-four, marked on the outside with concentric squamose lines of growth, which are undulating, the last of which are strong; lower valve less convex than the upper.
A. [EXOGYRA COSTATA] Shell sub-oval, very thick, lower valve convex, and covered with strong corrugated ribs; apex lateral, with about two volutions; upper valve flat, thick, supplied with numerous elevated concentric squamose plates.
[CHAMA CORTICOSA] Shell thick, squamose, or concentrically laminated and imbricate; lamina striated, sinistral, crenulated interiorly; upper valve flat.
-- (Fig. 209.) Shell thick, or orbicular-cordate squamose; the radiating ribs spinose, strong, tubular or folded; intervening space coarsely punctate and rugose.
Weeks were once given over to a small misunderstanding over the Louisiana Purchase versus the Louisiana perches, Flim, Flam and Flo, "a stellar set of squamose songsters."
I may mention, that the dorsal surface of this ancient fish had also its central plate, -- a lozenge truncated at its two longer ends; and that, moulded to meet the necessities of its position, it was not flat, like the under one, but strongly arched; and that on four of its six sides it overrode by a squamose suture the lower plates with which it came in contact.
One or two half-grown specimens occur in the series entirely devoid of tubercles, while a small shell before me, undoubtedly of this species, is squamose adjoining the suture, has two rows of tubercles above, a large row below, and is covered with strong revolving lines.