Definition of denticle in English:


Syllabification: den·ti·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈdentikəl


  • A small tooth or toothlike projection.
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    • 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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