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

  • adj. Having or consisting of minute scales.
  • adj. Having a thallus consisting of numerous squamules. Used of certain lichens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having small scales.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having little scales; squamellate; squamulate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as squamulate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with tiny scales


Latin squāmula, diminutive of squāma, scale + -ose1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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