squamation

Definitions:

  • The condition of being scaly.
  • An arrangement of scales, as on a fish.
  • In <em>zoology</em>, the state or character of being squamate, squamose, or scaly; the collection or formation of scales or squamæ of an animal: as, the <em>squamation</em> of a lizard, snake, or pangolin. Compare <internalXref urlencoded="desquamation">desquamation</internalXref>.
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