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squa·mo·sal

(skwā-mō'săl),
Relating especially to the squamous part of the temporal bone.

squamosal

(skwə-mō′səl, -zəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the human temporal bone or to a corresponding part in other vertebrates.
n.
A squamosal bone.

squa·mo·sal

(skwā-mō'săl)
Relating especially to the squamous part of the temporal bone.

squamosal

either of the paired bones which occur on each side of the skull of vertebrates. In mammals they take part in the zygomatic arch, and the lower jaw articulates with the squamosals.
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The fossil squamosals are identical in overall size, shape, and characteristics of spines to Recent P.
Included in the fossil material were dentary, parietal, frontal, squamosal, and jugal bones indistinguishable from modern Phrynosoma.
Anatomy: The skin of the head was carefully separated from underlying tissue of the female paratype in order to access certain features of the cranium because the squamosal and frontoparietal bones suggested some useful information could be found there (Fig.