- a small tooth or toothlike part.
Origin of denticle
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Related Words for denticleprojection, point, stub, cog, peg, root, prong, denticle, ivory, canine, snag, tine, tusk, dent, molar, premolar, grinder, serration, fang, cuspid
- a small tooth or toothlike part, such as any of the placoid scales of sharks
Word Origin for denticle
C14: from Latin denticulus
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- pulp stone
- A small tooth or toothlike projection.
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- A small tooth or toothlike projection, especially a dermal denticle.
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