Scalelike; squamous; as, the squamosal bone.
Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone.
The squamous part of the temporal bone, or a bone corresponding to it, in many of the lower vertebrates. See Temporal bone, under Temporal.
A fan-shaped bone on either side of the braincase above the auditory bulla.
Paired bone of cranium of posterolateral surface of skull.
The squamosal is a bone of the head of higher vertebrates. It is the principal component of the cheek region in the skull, lying below the temporal series and otic notch and bounded anteriorly by postorbital. Posteriorly, the squamosal articulates with the posterior elements of the palatal complex, namely the quadrate and pterygoid.