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dentalium

[ den-tey-lee-uhm ]
/ d蓻n藞te瑟 li 蓹m /
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noun, plural den路ta路li路ums, den路ta路li路a.
any tooth shell of the genus Dentalium.
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Origin of dentalium

1860鈥65; <New Latin <Medieval Latin dent膩l(is) dental + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for dentalium

dentalium
/ (d蓻n藞te瑟l瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -liums or -lia (-l瑟蓹)
any scaphopod mollusc of the genus DentaliumSee tusk shell

Word Origin for dentalium

C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin dent膩lis dental
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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