ctenoid

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cten·oid

 (tĕn′oid′, tē′noid′)
adj.
Relating to or being a kind of fish scale that has marginal projections resembling the teeth of a comb.

[Greek ktenoeidēs, comblike : kteis, kten-, comb + -oeidēs, -oid.]

ctenoid

(ˈtiːnɔɪd; ˈtɛn-)
adj
(Biology) biology toothed like a comb, as the scales of perches
[C19: from Greek ktenoeidēs, from kteis comb + -oeidēs -oid]

cte•noid

(ˈti nɔɪd, ˈtɛn ɔɪd)

adj. Zool.
1. comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
2. having rough-edged scales.
[1830–40; < Greek ktenoeidḗs like a comb. See cteno-, -oid]

ctenoid

- Means "resembling a thin-toothed comb"—like the scales of some fish.
See also related terms for scales.
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Adj.1.ctenoid - resembling a comb; having projections like the teeth of a comb