squamate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squāmātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

squamate ‎(comparative more squamate, superlative most squamate)

  1. (chiefly zoology) Covered in scales.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 45:
      The ground here, it seems, is a mecca for the costive denizens of the Sahel, an unspoiled latrine for Mother Nature and all her feathered, furred and squamate creation.

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Noun[edit]

squamate ‎(plural squamates)

  1. Any reptile of the order Squamata.
    • 2009 February 6, Michael J. Benton, “The Red Queen and the Court Jester: Species Diversity and the Role of Biotic and Abiotic Factors Through Time”, in Science[1], volume 323, number 5915, DOI:10.1126/science.1157719, pages 728-732:
      In particular, dinosaurs did not participate in the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution, some 130 to 100 Ma, when flowering plants, leaf-eating insects, social insects, squamates, and many other modern groups radiated substantially.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

squamate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of squamare
  2. second-person plural imperative of squamare
  3. feminine plural of squamato

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

squamāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of squamātus