denticle

[ den-ti-kuhl ]
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noun
  1. a small tooth or toothlike part.

Origin of denticle

1
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin denticulus, equivalent to denti-denti- + -culus-cle1

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British Dictionary definitions for denticle

denticle

/ (ˈdɛntɪkəl) /


noun
  1. a small tooth or toothlike part, such as any of the placoid scales of sharks

Origin of denticle

1
C14: from Latin denticulus

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Scientific definitions for denticle

denticle

[ dĕntĭ-kəl ]


  1. A small tooth or toothlike projection, especially a dermal denticle.

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