cosmine


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cosmine

(ˈkɒzmiːn) or

cosmin

n
(Zoology) zoology a substance resembling dentine, forming the outer layer of cosmoid scales
[C20: from Greek kosmos arrangement + -ine1]
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That scale-like protection was not metal, but strong layers of bone covered with enamel-like dentine, compounds called vitrodentine, cosmine or ganoine.