squam- +

(Latin: scale; like scales)

Annona squamosa
A tropical American tree bearing sweet pulpy fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds.
basosquamous carcinoma
A carcinoma of the skin which in structure and behavior is considered transitional between basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.
blepharitis squamosa, squamous blepharitis
Marginal blepharitis with the formation of branny scales (desquamation, or shedding, of small husk-like scales).
desquamation
1. The loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales.
2. Etymology: from the Latin desquamare, meaning "to scrape the scales off a fish".

For example, once the rash of measles fades, there is desquamation.

desquamative
The shedding of epithelial elements, chiefly of the skin, in scales or small sheets, exfoliation.
papulosquamous
A reference to a skin eruption composed of both papules (solid elevations of the skin) and scales.
seborrhea squamosa neonatorum
Seborrheic dermatitis occurring in a newborn infant.
squama (s), squamae (pl)
1. A scale, or a structure resembling a scale, of the type that make up the covering of fish, reptiles, and some mammals.
2. A scale or scale-like structure.
3. A thin plate-like mass, as of bone.
squama temporalis
The anterior and superior part of the temporal bone which is thin and scalelike.
squamata
A division of edentates (order of mammals including the armadillos, sloths, and anteaters) having the body covered with large, imbricated (lying over each other in regular order) horny scales.
squamate
1. A reptile of the order that comprises all lizards and snakes and includes about 6,000 species. Order Squamata.
2. Having scales, or structures resembling scales, of the type that make up the covering of fish, reptiles, and some mammals.
3. Provided or covered with squamae or scales; scaly.
squamation
1. The condition of being scaly.
2. The arrangement of the squamae, or scales, of an animal; such as, a fish.
squamatization
Transformation of other types of cells into squamous cells.

Squamous cells are flat cells that look like fish scales; they make up most of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin.

squamellate
Furnished or covered with little scales; squamulose.
squamiform
Resembling a scale, or scales, of the type that make up the covering of fish, reptiles, and some mammals.