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squamate

[skwey-meyt] /ˈskweɪ meɪt/
adjective
1.
provided or covered with squamae or scales; scaly.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Late Latin squāmātus. See squama, -ate1
Related forms
pseudosquamate, adjective
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Examples for squamate
  • Currently, this represents the best known development of freeze tolerance among squamate reptiles.
  • External incubation alters the composition of squamate egg-shells.
  • The residues in the eggs of squamate reptiles at hatching.

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