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A small tooth or toothlike projection.

[Middle English, from Latin denticulus, diminutive of dēns, dent-, tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]

den·tic′u·lar (dĕn-tĭk;′yə-lər) adj.


(Zoology) a small tooth or toothlike part, such as any of the placoid scales of sharks
[C14: from Latin denticulus]
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Noun1.denticle - small pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod
tooth - toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
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Cutting edges of crests are enhanced by denticles in early growth (and slight wear) stages; minor denticle remnants are present on crest [C.
Impeded eruption of a maxillary incisor by a denticle and a cyst.
14): median denticle row flanked by groups of one outer denticle plus two inner denticles; in addition, the median denticle corresponding to each group is slightly enlarged, resulting in transverse rows of four denticles each, which divide the median denticle row into distinct sub-rows.
A small triangular, corneous canine-like tooth is often the first denticle found on the propodus.
I measured the length of the longest denticle (tooth row), hereafter termed mouth width, and the maximum distance between the first denticle on the upper labi um and the last denticle on the lower labium, hereafter termed mouth length (Fig.
The denticle and skin design came from tweaking scans of real shark skin in SolidWorks.
Commonly, the rachidian cusp is relatively coarsely dentate with a strong, lanceolate or acuminate central denticle and 3-5 smaller, also lanceolate, lateral denticles on each side (Fig.
Early observations of present-day species identified two kinds of denticle (stomodeal and comb), which were restricted to the lining of the mouth, pharynx, and gill slits (Hertwig, 1874; Steinhard, 1903; Imms, 1905).