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squamation

[skwey-mey-shuh n] /skweɪˈmeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the state of being squamate.
2.
the arrangement of the squamae or scales of an animal.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; squam- + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for squamation

squamation

/skweɪˈmeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the condition of having or forming scales or squamae
2.
the arrangement of scales in fishes or reptiles
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