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denticle

Line breaks: den|ticle
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛntɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of denticle in English:

noun

Zoology
A small tooth or tooth-like projection.
Example sentences
  • Near the base of the teeth, the denticles are less strongly pointed, and may become rounded.
  • With the possible exception of this small missing portion of the jaw, there are no other teeth or denticles on the prearticular.
  • The other teeth do not show denticles because they are not well preserved.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a pointer on an astrolabe): from Latin denticulus, diminutive of dens, dent- 'tooth'.

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