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squamous

 [skwa´mus]
scaly or platelike.

squa·mous

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

squamous

/squa·mous/ (skwah´mus) scaly or platelike.

squamous

(skwā′məs, skwä′-) also

squamose

(-mōs′)
adj.
1. Covered with or formed of scales; scaly.
2. Resembling a scale or scales; thin and flat like a scale: the squamous cells of the cervix.
3. Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the temporal bone.

squa′mous·ly adv.
squa′mous·ness n.

squamous

[skwā′məs]
Etymology: L, squama, scale
platelike, scaly, or covered with scales.

squa·mous

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

squamous

1. Scaly. Covered with, or formed of, scales.
2. Pertaining to, or resembling a scale or scales.

squamous

(of epithelium) flattened and plate-like.

squamous

; squamate scaly; capable of desquamation

squamous

scaly or platelike.

squamous bone
the pars squamosa, or squamous portion of the temporal bone.
squamous cell carcinoma
a carcinoma arising from squamous epithelium; relatively common, locally invasive and occasionally metastatic. In animals they occur on the conjunctiva, the mouth, salivary duct, stomach, trachea and bronchi, prostate, penis, prepuce, vulva, urinary bladder and skin. See also specific organ locations.
squamous eddy
a common histological pattern in neoplastic and hyperplastic epidermal disorders. They are whorl-like patterns of squamoid cells.
squamous metaplasia
affected cells are converted to a squamous stratified type from the surface of which squames are shed.
ocular squamous cell carcinoma
that arising from squamous epithelium and having cuboid cells. Squamous cell carcinoma around the eye, also known as cancer eye, is a common neoplasm in cattle, especially those breeds with little pigment in the eyelids. Sunlight, viruses, skin pigmentation and heredity are all thought to be involved in causing the disease. Lesions begin on the third eyelid, unpigmented eyelid or vascular cornea. They are fungating masses of tissue, usually ulcerated, necrotic and apparently painful. They grow rapidly and commonly invade the local lymph nodes. Similar lesions occur on the eyeball and eyelid of the horse. What makes the cattle disease so remarkable is the high prevalence rate. Called also cancer eye.
Squamous cell carcinomas are among the most common skin tumors in dogs and cats. They are particularly common in sun-exposed areas of skin such as the pinnae, eyelids or noses of white cats. Tumors are locally invasive and slow to metastasize.
squamous papilloma
the common papilloma in all species except cattle and deer. Composed largely of epithelial tissue in contrast to fibropapillomas but many lesions are intermediate in type.
squamous pearl
see horn pearls.

Patient discussion about squamous

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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