Squama

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Squama (or squamous, squame) refers to a structure shaped like a decumbent scale of a fish.

More specifically, it can refer to:

In Crustacea, it can refer to the scaphocerite, a scale-like, flattened exopod of the antenna.

In the Bivalvia, it refers to a thin, long, concentric imbrication.

Squamous epithelium refers to epithelium, e.g. the skin, composed of squamous cells.

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