squama

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin a scale.

Noun[edit]

squama (plural squamae or squamas)

  1. (medicine) A scale cast off from the skin; a thin dry shred of epithelium.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin squāma.

Noun[edit]

squama f (plural squame)

  1. (zoology) scale (keratin piece covering the skin of reptiles and fishes)
  2. (anatomy) squama
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of the verb squamare.

Verb[edit]

squama

  1. third-person singular present indicative of squamare
  2. second-person singular imperative of squamare

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

squāma f (genitive squāmae); first declension

  1. scale (of a fish or reptile)
  2. (by extension) flake; any item shaped like a scale

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative squāma squāmae
genitive squāmae squāmārum
dative squāmae squāmīs
accusative squāmam squāmās
ablative squāmā squāmīs
vocative squāma squāmae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • squama in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879