[ den-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈdɛn tɪ kəl /
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a small tooth or toothlike part.
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The sharklike drag-limiting scales, known as denticles, worked well at cutting the ramp’s drag.Student scientists work to help all of us survive a warmer world|Bethany Brookshire|October 21, 2020|Science News For Students
Each denticle contains a pulp cavity from which a number of minute tubes radiate outwards.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for denticle
/ (ˈdɛntɪkəl) /
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
[ dĕn′tĭ-kəl ]
A small tooth or toothlike projection.
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Scientific definitions for denticle
[ dĕn′tĭ-kəl ]
A small tooth or toothlike projection, especially a dermal denticle.
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