bleeding tooth


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Noun1.bleeding tooth - gastropod having reddish toothlike projections around the shell openingbleeding tooth - gastropod having reddish toothlike projections around the shell opening; of the Caribbean area
neritid, neritid gastropod - operculate seasnail of coastal waters with a short spiral shell
genus Nerita - type genus of the Neritidae
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The number of bleeding tooth faces was divided by the total number of tooth faces, obtaining the bleeding rate.
As if by Neptune's whim, one stretch will be rich in urchins, measled cowries, sunrise tellins, conches, and an occasional bleeding tooth; the next, empty except for a branch of sea fan.