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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the shape of scales or a scale.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the shape or structure of a scale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shape of a scale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the shape, character, or appearance of a scale; squamate in form or structure; scale-like.


Latin squama ("scale") +‎ -form (Wiktionary)



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  • Having the shape of scales or a scale. Squamation is the condition of being scaly like the arrangement of scales on a fish

    October 12, 2008