dermal denticle

A toothlike or platelike scale of cartilaginous fishes, such as sharks and rays. The teeth of these fish are also dermal denticles of larger size and modified by the presence of serrated edges.

Nearby words

  1. dermabrasion,
  2. dermacentor,
  3. dermacentor andersoni,
  4. dermacentor variabilis,
  5. dermal,
  6. dermal graft,
  7. dermal papilla,
  8. dermal sinus,
  9. dermapteran,
  10. dermat-

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.