squamate

[skwey-meyt]
adjective
provided or covered with squamae or scales; scaly.

Origin:
1820–30; < Late Latin squāmātus. See squama, -ate1

pseudosquamate, adjective
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squama (ˈskweɪmə)
 
n , pl -mae
biology a scale or scalelike structure
 
[C18: from Latin]
 
squamate
 
adj

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Currently, this represents the best known development of freeze tolerance among squamate reptiles.
The residues in the eggs of squamate reptiles at hatching.
External incubation alters the composition of squamate egg-shells.
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