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[den-ti-kuh l]
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  1. 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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Related Words for denticle

projection, point, stub, cog, peg, root, prong, denticle, ivory, canine, snag, tine, tusk, dent, molar, premolar, grinder, serration, fang, cuspid

British Dictionary definitions for denticle


  1. a small tooth or toothlike part, such as any of the placoid scales of sharks
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Word Origin for denticle

C14: from Latin denticulus
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denticle in Medicine


  1. pulp stone
  2. A small tooth or toothlike projection.
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denticle in Science


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