ctenoid(redirected from Cteniod)
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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.]
(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)
1. comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
2. having rough-edged scales.
ctenoid- Means "resembling a thin-toothed comb"—like the scales of some fish.
See also related terms for scales.