- comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
- having rough-edged scales.
Origin of ctenoid
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The distinctions between cycloid and ctenoid scales, between placoid and ganoid fishes, are vague, and can hardly be maintained.
Louis Agassiz distinguished four kinds of scales—placoid, ganoid, cycloid and ctenoid.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
There are two principal types of Teleostean scales, the cycloid and ctenoid.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
Ctenoid scales have a comb-edge of fine prickles or cilia; cycloid scales have the edges smooth.
In general, prickly points on the skin are modifications of ctenoid scales.
- biology toothed like a comb, as the scales of perches
C19: from Greek ktenoeidēs, from kteis comb + -oeidēs -oid
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