Squama

Definitions of "Squama"

A scale or scalelike structure. noun

A thin platelike mass, as of bone. noun

The scale-like exopodite of a crustacean antenna. noun

In botany, a scale of any sort, usually the homologuo of a leaf. noun

In anatomy and zoology: A scale, as of the epidermis. noun

A thin, expansive, scalelike part of a bone: as, the squama of the temporal bone (the squamosal); the squama of the occipital bone (the supra-occipital). noun

In ornithology, a scale-like feather, as one of those upon a penguin's wing or the throat of a humming-bird. See cut under Squamipennes. noun

In entomology, an elytrum. noun

A scale cast off from the skin; a thin dry shred consisting of epithelium. noun

A scale cast off from the skin; a thin dry shred of epithelium. noun

A protective structure resembling a scale noun

The word "Squama" in example sentences

Projecting from the lower part of the squama is a long, arched process, the zygomatic process. II. Osteology. 5a. 4. The Temporal Bone

Of squama aeris, as much as three specilla can contain, with the gluten of summer wheat: levigate, pound, form into pills, and give; it purges water downwards. On Regimen In Acute Diseases

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The mountainous wilderness which I had lately traversed appeared regularly undulated as the great ocean after a tempest; the undulations gradually depressing, yet perfectly regular, as the squama of fish, or imbrications of tile on a roof: the nearest ground to me of a perfect full green; next more glaucous; and lastly almost blue as the ether with which the most distant curve of the horizon seemed to be blended. Cold Mountain

The mountainous wilderness which I had lately traversed appeared regularly undulated as the great ocean after a tempest; the undulations gradually depressing, yet perfectly regular, as the squama of fish, or imbrications of tile on a roof: the nearest ground to me of a perfect full green; next more glaucous; and lastly almost blue as the ether with which the most distant curve of the horizon seemed to be blended. Cold Mountain

Anterior squama: = antisquama; q.v. Anterior stigmatal tubercle: on thoracic and abdominal segment of caterpillars; varies from substigmatal to stigmatal anterior; sometimes united to IV: it is V of the abdominal series, IV of the thorax (Dyar). Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

Aileron: the scale covering the base of primaries in some insects; see tegulae in Diptera = alula and squama, q.v. Air-sacs or vesicles: pouch-like expansions of tracheal tubes in heavy insects, capable of inflation and supposed to lessen specific gravity. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

Alulae: Diptera; a pair of membranous scales above the halteres, behind the root of the wing, one above or before the other; the anterior attached to the wing and moving with it, the posterior fastened to the thorax and stationary; see calyptra; squama; squamula; lobulus; axillary lobe; aileron; scale; tegulae: Coleoptera; Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

Antisquama: Diptera; the upper of the two which moves with the wings; = antitegula; see also squama. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

Calypter: Diptera; the alula or squama when it covers the haltere. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

—The squama forms the anterior and upper part of the bone, and is scale-like, thin, and translucent. II. Osteology. 5a. 4. The Temporal Bone

At the angle of junction of the petrous part and the squama are two canals, one above the other, and separated by a thin plate of bone, the septum canalis musculotubarii (processus cochleariformis); both canals lead into the tympanic cavity. II. Osteology. 5a. 4. The Temporal Bone

The part of the squama which forms the fossa lies at first below the level of the zygomatic process. II. Osteology. 5a. 4. The Temporal Bone

As, however, the base of the skull increases in width, this lower part of the squama is directed horizontally inward to contribute to the middle fossa of the skull, and its surfaces therefore come to look upward and downward; the attached portion of the zygomatic process also becomes everted, and projects like a shelf at right angles to the squama. II. Osteology. 5a. 4. The Temporal Bone

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