Definition of Squamula

1. n. One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule.



Definition of Squamula

1. Noun. (botany) One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule. ¹

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Definition of Squamula

1. a scale [n -S]

Medical Definition of Squamula

1. Origin: L, dim. Of squama a scale. One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Squamula

squamous cell hyperplasia
squamous cells
squamous epithelium
squamous intraepithelial lesion
squamous margin
squamous metaplasia
squamous metaplasia of amnion
squamous odontogenic tumour
squamous part of frontal bone
squamous part of occipital bone
squamous part of temporal bone
squamous pearl
squamous suture
squamously
squamozygomatic
squamula (current term)
squamulae
squamulas
squamulate
squamule
squamules
squamulose
squander
squandered
squanderer
squanderers
squandering
squanderingly
squandermania
squanders

Literary usage of Squamula

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

1. A Manual of Conchology: According to the System Laid Down by Lamarck, with by Thomas Wyatt (1838)
"A. squamula. A. lens. A. ephippium. The Saddle Anomia. PI . 16, fig. 1. Shell sub-orbicular, irregularly wrinkled and waved ; upper valve convex, ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Entomological Section (1890)
"squamula alaris always distinctly developed; ... very variable in size, in the higher forms larger than the squamula alaris, often very much larger. ..."

3. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1919)
"... squamula Foerste, 1914, Bull. Scl. Lab. Denison Univ., vol. xvii, p.. Description.—" Shell smali, thin, semi-oval in outline, broader than long; ..."

4. A History of British Mollusca and Their Shells by Edward Forbes, Sylvanus Charles Thorp Hanley (1853)
"Nothing is more common than to see shells half squamula and half ephippium, half A. aculeata and half A. striolata, and other admixtures of the characters ..."

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