1. scale (of fish, snake, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
2. serif (on kana or kanji (e.g. in Mincho font))Usually written using kana alone
Wikipedia definition
3. Scale (anatomy)In most biological nomenclature, a scale is a small rigid plate that grows out of an animal's skin to provide protection. In lepidopteran species, scales are plates on the surface of the insect wing, and provide coloration. Scales are quite common and have evolved multiple times with varying structure and function. Scales are generally classified as part of an organism's integumentary system. There are various types of scales according to shape and to class of animal.
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