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placoid

[ plak-oid ]
/ ˈplæk ɔɪd /
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adjective
platelike, as the scales or dermal investments of sharks.
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Origin of placoid

1835–45; <Greek plak- (stem of pláx) something flat, tablet + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for placoid

placoid
/ (ˈplækɔɪd) /

adjective
platelike or flattened
(of the scales of sharks and other elasmobranchs) toothlike; composed of dentine with an enamel tip and basal pulp cavity

Word Origin for placoid

C19: from Greek plac-, plax flat
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