squamosal

squamosal

[skwuh-moh-suhl]
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.
noun
4.
a squamosal bone.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin squāmōs(us) squamous + -al1

supersquamosal, adjective
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squamosal (skwəˈməʊsəl)
 
n
1.  a thin platelike paired bone in the skull of vertebrates: in mammals it forms part of the temporal bone
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this bone
3.  a less common word for squamous

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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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