Definition of Squamous

1. Adjective. Covered with, made of, or resembling scales; scaly. ¹

2. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal ¹

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Definition of Squamous

1. squama [adj] - See also: squama

Medical Definition of Squamous

1. Scaly or platelike. Origin: L. Squamosus = scaly This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Squamous

squamomastoid suture
squamoparietal suture
squamotympanic fissure
squamous (current term)
squamous alveolar cells
squamous border
squamous border of parietal bone
squamous border of sphenoid bone
squamous cell
squamous cell carcinoma
squamous cell hyperplasia
squamous cells
squamous epithelium
squamous intraepithelial lesion
squamous margin
squamous metaplasia
squamous metaplasia of amnion
squamous odontogenic tumour

Literary usage of Squamous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Analyses for squamous cell carcinoma showed significantly higher odds ratios for self-respondents than for subjects with next of kin respondents; ..."

2. Cancer of the Uterus: Its Pathology, Symptomatology, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Thomas Stephen Cullen (1900)
"squamous-cell carcinoma of the cervix, showing the advancing margin und the ... Transition of normal into carcinomatous epithelium in squamous-cell ..."

3. A Text-book of histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"(a) Simple squamous epithelium consists of flat scale-like cells which are united by ... Simple squamous epithelium has but a limited distribution in man, ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"(a) squamous; (/') columnar. (3) Mesothelium and Endothelium. ... Simple squamous epithelium has but a limited distribution in man. ..."

5. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1916)
"A malignant growth originating in the squamous layers of the epidermis, ... The earliest perceptible lesion in squamous-celled cancer of the skin is ..."

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