squamation

squamation

[skwey-mey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the state of being squamate.
2.
the arrangement of the squamae or scales of an animal.

Origin:
1880–85; squam- + -ation

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squamation (skweɪˈmeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the condition of having or forming scales or squamae
2.  the arrangement of scales in fishes or reptiles

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