1Covered with or characterized by scales: a squamous black hide
1.1 Anatomy Relating to, consisting of, or denoting a layer of epithelium that consists of very thin flattened cells: squamous cell carcinoma
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- In some areas, the glandular epithelium showed squamous and transitional cell metaplasia.
- These cells, about 40 m in diameter and termed primary oocytes, are enclosed within a single layer of squamous cells, forming a primordial follicle.
- Differential cell counts were made by examining 500 nucleated cells, excluding squamous and bronchial epithelial cells.
Late Middle English: from Latin squamosus, from squama 'scale'.
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