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Antonyms for Squamous

scaleless, smooth.

Usage examples for Squamous

  1. The abnormal suture shows but little serration, and the articulation of the two divisions of the parietal bone is squamous in character, the lower portion overlapping the upper. – A Bilateral Division of the Parietal Bone in a Chimpanzee; with a Special Reference to the Oblique Sutures in the Parietal Bulletin of the AMNH, Vol. XIII, Article XXI, pp. 281-295, Dec. 31, 1900 by Ales Hrdlicka
  2. Variation in the results of gastrostomy observed by different surgeons is partly due to differences in the stage of the disease at which the operation is performed, and probably to a greater extent to the confusion between cases of slowly growing squamous epithelioma of the lower end of the gullet and cases of glandular carcinoma of the cardiac end of the stomach, these being grouped together under the clinical heading of " malignant stricture of the lower end of the gullet." – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  3. Squamous the anterior and upper part of the temporal bone, scale- like in form. – A Manual of the Antiquity of Man by J. P. MacLean
  4. The temporal bone is, as in man, furnished with a squamous portion, from which springs the zygomatic process, which is directed towards the face, to terminate in the following manner: in the carnivora, the pig, and ruminants, it articulates with the malar bone by its inferior border; in the horse, it insinuates itself as a sort of wedge between the malar bone and the orbital process of the frontal bone, with which it articulates, as we have already pointed out, and contributes, by a portion situated in front of this articulation, to form the boundary of the anterior opening of the corresponding orbital cavity. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  5. This might only indicate that Mr. Flannery had kept his mouth open too much during the summer, and sunburned the roof of his mouth, were it not that I also discovered traces of gumboil microbes of the squamous variety. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  6. Now-" Something squamous perched on a rock on what seemed to be a barren world. – Victory by Lester del Rey