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ctenoid

[tee-noid, ten-oid]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
  2. having rough-edged scales.
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Origin of ctenoid

First recorded in 1830–40, ctenoid is from the Greek word ktenoeidḗs like a comb. See cteno-, -oid
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ctenoid

adjective
  1. biology toothed like a comb, as the scales of perches
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek ktenoeidēs, from kteis comb + -oeidēs -oid
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