denticle

[ den-ti-kuh l ]
/ ˈdɛn tɪ kəl /

noun

a small tooth or toothlike part.

Nearby words

  1. dentation,
  2. dentelle,
  3. dentes,
  4. dentex,
  5. denti-,
  6. denticulate,
  7. denticulately,
  8. denticulation,
  9. dentiform,
  10. dentifrice

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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Medicine definitions for denticle

denticle

[ dĕntĭ-kəl ]

n.

pulp stone
A small tooth or toothlike projection.

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Science definitions for denticle

denticle

[ dĕntĭ-kəl ]

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