Definition of squamate in English:


Syllabification: squa·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈskwāmāt


  • A reptile of the large order Squamata; a snake, lizard, or worm lizard.
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    • Visitors can visit the exhibition online to explore the astonishing diversity of squamates.
    • Humans and giraffes have seven neck vertebrae, while many squamates have eight.
    • I modified behavioral experiments from previous studies of chemoreceptive behavior in squamates.


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  • Relating to or denoting squamates.
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    • In viviparous squamates, placental transfer of organic and inorganic nutrients is widespread, if not universal.
    • Vidal and Hedges collected and analyzed the largest genetic data set ever assembled for the scaly reptiles known as squamates.
    • As evidenced by the articles in this volume, a recent increase in interest in the mating systems of poikilothermic vertebrates has focused primarily on fishes, a few amphibians, and squamate reptiles.

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