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ctenoid

[ tee-noid, ten-oid ]
/ ˈti nɔɪd, ˈtɛn ɔɪd /
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adjective Zoology.
comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
having rough-edged scales.
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Origin of ctenoid

First recorded in1830–40, ctenoid is from the Greek word ktenoeidḗs like a comb. See cteno-, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for ctenoid

ctenoid
/ (ˈtiːnɔɪd, ˈtɛn-) /

adjective
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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