squamous

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squamous

[′skwā·məs]
(biology)
Covered with or composed of scales.
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The pursuit of a perfect tan can cause you your life as different kinds of skin cancers -- basal cell carcinoma, squamose cell carcinoma and melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer of all -- are on the rise.
Frequently, they are mistaken by snakes in the genus Bothrops (La Marca and Soriano 2004, Lotzkat 2007), perhaps due to some similarity in color pattern, the behavior of raising the head and the anterior part of the body, the flattening of the head that enhances the squamose (temporal) bones and give the head a more triangular shape, the vertical elliptic pupil, and the dark band behind each eye.