What does squama mean?

Definitions for squama
ˈskweɪ məsqua·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squamanoun

    a protective structure resembling a scale


  1. squama

    Squama refers to a scale or plate-like structure, often found in anatomical and histological contexts. It can refer to scale-like structures on the skin of animals, especially reptiles, or to structures within the body, such as certain types of epithelial cells or parts of the temporal bone in the human skull.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squamanoun

    a scale cast off from the skin; a thin dry shred consisting of epithelium

  2. Etymology: [L. a scale.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squama

    skwā′ma, n. a scale: the bractea of a deciduous spike, any scaly bracted leaf:—pl. Squā′mæ.—n.pl. Squāmā′ta, a division of reptiles, including lizards and serpents.—adjs. Squā′mate, Squā′mous, Squamā′ceous, Squā′mose, covered with, or consisting of, scales: scaly.—ns. Squāme, a scale or squama; Squāmel′la, a small scale.—adjs. Squāmif′erous, Squāmig′erous, bearing squamæ or scales; Squā′miform, Squā′moid, like a scale.—ns. Squāmō′sal, the squamous portion of the temporal bone; Squam′ula, a very small scale—also Squam′ule.—adjs. Squam′ulate, Squam′uliform. [L. squamosussquama, a scale.]


  1. Squama

    in Odonata, the sclerite that bears the palpus of both maxilla and labium: the scale-like first abdominal segment of some ants: a scale-like appendage covering the base of primaries in Lepidoptera, and so = patagium; q.v.: a small scale above the halteres in Diptera: in this order Packard uses squama for the lobed scale and restricts alula to the lobe-like appendage: Osten-Sacken uses squama for the posterior scale alone and antisquama for the anterior.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squama in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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