WORD CANDY: Squamous


It’s probably my recent fascination with all things H. P Lovecraft that accounts for today’s word, squamous, which means, more or less, “scaly” when referring to the texture of something’s skin.  It’s used to describe skin cells compromised by carcinoma as well as the once-flesh of the Deep Ones.  It’s unpleasant either way.

[Image from XombiDirge (which provides a horrifying translation of what the Deep One is saying]

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