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Squama (plural squamae)  [ Botany ]
(synonym: scale)

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A squama  is a scale, or a structure resembling a scale, of the type that make up the covering of fish and reptiles or similar plant structures like scale-like leaves.  
     
For a detailed description See: scale
     
Squamiform (synonym: scale-like)  [ Botany ]
     
  Scuamiform  means having the shape of scales or a scale of the type that make up the covering of fish and reptiles or similar structures on plants like the scale laves of conifer.  
     
[from the Latin words “squama” a scale + “forma” shape.]

For a detailed description See: scale-like.

     

 

 

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