squamous cells

Definition of squamous cell

squamous cell

(SKWAY-mus sel)
Flat cell that looks like a fish scale under a microscope. These cells are found in the tissues that form the surface of the skin, the passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts, and the lining of the hollow organs of the body (such as the bladder, kidney, and uterus, including the cervix).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms