squamulose

[skwam-yuh-lohs, skwey-myuh-]
adjective
furnished or covered with tiny scales.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin squāmula small scale (squām(a) scale + -ula -ule) + -ose1

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squamulose (ˈskwæmjʊˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz, ˈskweɪ-)
 
adj
(esp of plants or their parts) covered with minute scales
 
[C19: from Latin squāmula diminutive of squāma a scale]

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Thallus squamulose to small foliose, though often the thallus partially dissolves into granules.
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