A small tooth or tooth-like projection.
- 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.
Late Middle English (denoting a pointer on an astrolabe): from Latin denticulus, diminutive of dens, dent- 'tooth'.
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