denticle definition

  • noun:
    • a little enamel or toothlike projection.
    • a little tooth
    • A pulp rock
    • a tiny enamel or projecting point.
    • a little tooth or projecting point; a denticulation; especially, the lengthy slender aspects of the morphologically compound teeth of the Cape ant-eater, Orycteropus capensis, the sole illustration of such construction among mammals.
    • Any small toothed or tooth-like part: as, the shagreen denticles of shark.
    • In graptolites (Hydrozoa), one of several thecæ. See theca, -
    • little pointed ridge from the exoskeleton of an arthropod
    • a little tooth or toothlike projection.
    • a little tooth
    • A pulp stone
    • a tiny enamel or projecting point.
    • A small enamel or projecting point; a denticulation; especially, one of the long slender aspects of the morphologically compound teeth regarding the Cape ant-eater, Orycteropus capensis, the only example of these types of construction among animals.
    • Any small toothed or tooth-like part: as, the shagreen denticles associated with the shark.
    • within the graptolites (Hydrozoa), among thecæ. See theca, -
    • little pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod

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