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scaly

 [ska´le]
characterized by scales; scalelike.

squa·mous

(skwā'mŭs),
Relating to or covered with scales. See: simple squamous epithelium.
Synonym(s): scaly
[L. squamosus]

scaly

(skā′lē)
adj. scal·ier, scal·iest
1. Covered or partially covered with scales.
2. Shedding scales or flakes; flaking.

scal′i·ness n.

squa·mous

(skwā'mŭs)
Relating to or covered with scales.
Synonym(s): scaly, squamate.
[L. squamosus]

scaly

skin condition characterized by scales; scalelike.

scaly face, scaly leg
see cnemidocoptespilae.
scaly leg mite
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