squam- +

(Latin: scale; like scales)

Having or bearing scales.
Any one of a group of fish having the dorsal and anal fins partially covered with scales.
Resembling a scale; also, covered with scales; scaly.
Concerning the squamous (scaly or platelike) and the mastoid portions (rounded protrusion of bone just behind the ear) of the temporal bone or the portion of the temporal bone lying behind the external opening of the ear and below the temporal line and containing mastoid cells and antrum (cavity or chamber).
squamo-occipital, squamo occipital
Relating to the squamous portion of the occipital bone, developing partly in membrane and partly in cartilage.
Relating to the parietal bone (side bone of the skull) and the squamous (scaly or platelike) portion of the temporal bone.
The squamous parts of the frontal, occipital, or temporal bone; especially, the latter.
1. A thin plate-shaped bone of the vertebrate skull that forms the forward and upper part of the temporal bone in humans.
2. Relating to the thin, platelike part of the human temporal bone or to a corresponding part in other vertebrates.
squamose, squamaceous
1. Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly; such as, the squamose cones of the pine; squamous epithelial cells; the squamous portion of the temporal bone, which is so called from a fancied resemblance to a scale.
2. Referring, or pertaining, to the squamosal bone; squamosal.
1. Covered with, consisting of, or resembling scales or thin plates of the type that make up the covering of fish, reptiles, and some mammals.
2. A description of a layer of skin (epithelium) made up of small scale-shaped cells.
3. Referring to, or constituting, the thin anterior and superior portion of the temporal bone.
4. Relating to the squamosal in the vertebrate skull.
squamozygomatic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring, or pertaining, to both the squamosal and zygomatic (malar or cheek bone) bones: Lynn read about the squamozygomatic bone or center of ossification, which is found in some fetal skulls.
One of the little hypogynous scales (flower in which the sepals, petals and stamens are inserted below the ovary) found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule (ne of a pair of tiny scales in a grass floret).
Having or consisting of tiny scales of the type that make up the covering of fish, reptiles, and some mammals.