- any tooth shell of the genus Dentalium.
Origin of dentalium
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Two dentalium shells of which one was crushed and discarded.
Incised designs on dentalium shells are shown in Figs. 117 and 118.
One of the most characteristic of them lives in Dentalium, the tooth-shell.
This is the well-known Dentalium pretiosum, or Tooth-shell, generally known as the Hioqua.The Adventures of John Jewitt</p>
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Upon the west coast Dentalium pretiosum is very abundant north of California.
- any scaphopod mollusc of the genus DentaliumSee tusk shell
C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin dentālis dental
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