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squamosal

[skwuh-moh-suh l] /skwəˈmoʊ səl/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. of or pertaining to the thin, scalelike portion of the temporal bone that is situated on the side of the skull above and behind the ear.
2.
Zoology. pertaining to a corresponding bone in other vertebrates.
3.
noun
4.
a squamosal bone.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin squāmōs(us) squamous + -al1
Related forms
supersquamosal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for squamosal

squamosal

/skwəˈməʊsəl/
noun
1.
a thin platelike paired bone in the skull of vertebrates: in mammals it forms part of the temporal bone
adjective
2.
of or relating to this bone
3.
a less common word for squamous
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squamosal in Medicine

squamosal squa·mo·sal (skwə-mō'səl)
adj.
Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the temporal bone. n.
A squamosal bone.

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