[tee-noid, ten-oid]

adjective Zoology.

comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
having rough-edged scales.

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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biology toothed like a comb, as the scales of perches

Word Origin for ctenoid

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