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 (tĕn′oid′, tē′noid′)
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.]
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(ˈtiːnɔɪd; ˈtɛn-)
(Biology) biology toothed like a comb, as the scales of perches
[C19: from Greek ktenoeidēs, from kteis comb + -oeidēs -oid]
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(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]
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- 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
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Specimen has a flattened and deteriorated right side; left side body preserved by intact scales, which are thin, ctenoid (small spines on edges), semicircular, in overlapping position in lines, and still flexible.
It is a small fish (typically <10 cm fork length), with ctenoid scales, an incomplete lateral line, soft and spiny rays, and a small, slightly sub-terminal mouth (Wydoski and Whitney 1979; Scheerer and Jacobs 2006).
In thin sections, dolomite cements cause mainly ctenoid dolomite encrustation around the surface of detrital grains or partly epidermis oolite formed by engulfing quartz grains (Figures 7(d) and 7(f)).
Body covered with small or moderate sized ctenoid scales, those of cheeks and opercles in 2-3 rows all cycloid except for occasional ctenoid scale posteriorly; lateral line scales simple.
He distinguished four major types of scales in the Teleostei: cycloid, ctenoid (with three subtypes), crenate, and spinoid (ibid., pp.
Dorsal-fin spines XXII or XXIII (XXIII), rays 14-17 (16); anal-fin spines III, rays 8 or 9 (9); pectoral-fin un-branched rays 9-10 (10), branched rays 6-8 (8), total pectoral rays 16-18 (18); pelvic-fin spines 1; pelvic-fin rays 5; total caudal-fin rays 38-41 (39); dorsal segmented caudal rays 8; ventral segmented caudal rays 8; dorsal procurrent caudal rays 11-13 (12); ventral procurrent caudal rays 11-12 (11); total vertebrae 26, rarely 27; anterior gill rakers 28-35 (33); posterior gill rakers 21-26 (22); scales ctenoid; lateral line complete and pronounced, lateral-line pores 41-51 (45); scales in lateral series on midline 56-68 (62).
Scales on body progressively larger posteriorly, scale rows irregular, especially anteriorly; cheek fully covered with small scales; opercle naked except three scales at upper anterior corner; scales cycloid on head and anterodorsally on body, ctenoid posteriorly; scales ventrally on abdomen and chest cycloid; cycloid scales on pectoral-fin base; no scales on fins except for about three rows at base of caudal fin, smaller than last row on caudal peduncle.
BD BDELLIUM CN CNEMIAL CT CTENOID KL KLEPTOMANIA KR KRYPTON MN MNEMONIC PN PNEUMONIA PT PTOMAINE TM TMESIS "But modern English has .become very cosmopolitan, welcoming foreign words to such an extent that the 43 native opening consonant pairs are actually outnumbered by 47 immigrant pairs from 25 foreign languages (including modern German and a U.S.
Distichodus mossambicus is a distinctive fish, with a deep, compressed body covered with ctenoid scales that also cover the adipose fin.
Burdak (1979) discussed the dynamics of cycloid and ctenoid scales in squamations of the leaping mullet Liza (= Mugit) saliens (Risso).