dentex

noun

a large active predatory sparid fish, Dentex dentex, of Mediterranean and E Atlantic waters, having long sharp teeth and powerful jaws

Nearby words

  1. dentate suture,
  2. dentately,
  3. dentation,
  4. dentelle,
  5. dentes,
  6. denti-,
  7. denticle,
  8. denticulate,
  9. denticulately,
  10. denticulation

Word Origin for dentex

C19: from Latin dentix, dentex from dens tooth

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