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denticle

[ den-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈdɛn tɪ kəl /
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noun
a small tooth or toothlike part.
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Origin of denticle

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin denticulus, equivalent to denti-denti- + -culus-cle1
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British Dictionary definitions for denticle

denticle
/ (ˈdɛntɪkəl) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for denticle

denticle
[ dĕntĭ-kəl ]

n.
pulp stone
A small tooth or toothlike projection.
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Scientific definitions for denticle

denticle
[ dĕntĭ-kəl ]

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