Meaning of squamosal

squa•mo•sal

Pronunciation: (skwu-mō'sul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the thin, scalelike portion of the temporal bone that is situated on the side of the skull above and behind the ear.
  2. pertaining to a corresponding bone in other vertebrates.
  3. squamous.
—n.
  1. a squamosal bone.
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