ctenoid definition

  • adjective:
    • Biology Comblike.
    • Biology Having marginal projections that resemble tooth of a comb: a ctenoid fish.
    • Having a toothed margin, usually fish scales
    • Comb-like in shape.
    • Having a comblike margin, as a ctenoid scale.
    • with respect to the Ctenoidei.
    • resembling a comb; having forecasts like the teeth of a comb
  • noun:
    • A ctenoidean.
    • A fish with ctenoid scales; the Ctenoidei.
  • others:
    • Comb-like; pectinate: especially applied— to a kind of scales in fishes when the posterior margin is pectinated, or beset with small spinules (see cut-under scale);
    • to a form of dentition in fishes where the teeth have comb-like ridges.
    • Pertaining to the Ctenoidei; having ctenoid scales, as a fish.

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