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squa·mo·sal

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

(skwā-mō'săl)
Relating especially to the squamous part of the temporal bone.
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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 squamosal and quadrate are massivelly-built bones (Figures 3, 4A and B).
vitae and the other derived brachauchenines are distinguished from this basal polytomy by the absence of a postorbital-squamosal contact [42.1], the squamosal anterior extension significantly posterior to the postorbital bar [57.1], the parasphenoid terminating just anterior to the basisphenoid-basioccipital contact [84.1], the absence of foramina between the maxilla and the vomer, anterior to the internal naris [90.0]; four premaxillary teeth [131.0]; teeth with a rounded or sub-rounded cross-section [139.0]; and the presence of 15 or fewer cervical vertebrae [152.0].
Included in the fossil material were dentary, parietal, frontal, squamosal, and jugal bones indistinguishable from modern Phrynosoma.
Squamosal--Temporal spines of the squamosal bone increase in length from anterior to posterior in most species of Phrynosoma (Presch, 1969), and P.