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denticle

[den-ti-kuh l] /ˈdɛn tɪ kəl/
noun
1.
a small tooth or toothlike part.
Origin of denticle
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin denticulus, equivalent to denti- denti- + -culus -cle1
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British Dictionary definitions for denticle

denticle

/ˈdɛntɪkəl/
noun
1.
a small tooth or toothlike part, such as any of the placoid scales of sharks
Word Origin
C14: from Latin denticulus
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denticle in Medicine

denticle den·ti·cle (děn'tĭ-kəl)
n.

  1. See pulp stone.

  2. A small tooth or toothlike projection.

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denticle in Science
denticle
  (děn'tĭ-kəl)   
A small tooth or toothlike projection, especially a dermal denticle.
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