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denticle

 [den´tĭ-k'l]
1. a small toothlike process.
2. a distinct calcified mass within the pulp chamber or in the dentin of a tooth.

den·ti·cle

(den'ti-kĕl),
1. Synonym(s): endolith
2. A toothlike projection from a hard surface.
[L. denticulus, a small tooth]

denticle

(dĕn′tĭ-kəl)
n.
A small tooth or toothlike projection.

den·tic′u·lar (dĕn-tĭk;′yə-lər) adj.

den·ti·cle

(den'ti-kĕl)
1. Synonym(s): endolith.
2. A toothlike projection from a hard surface.
[L. denticulus, a small tooth]

denticle

see PLACOID.

den·ti·cle

(den'ti-kĕl)
1. Synonym(s): endolith.
2. A toothlike projection from a hard surface.
[L. denticulus, a small tooth]
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trachyderma are covered with prickles when mature, except for a smooth patch around the abdominal area (in general Dipturus species are covered with dermal denticles with the dorsal surface rougher than the ventral surface) (Krefft & Stehmann 1975, Menni & Gosztonyi 1977, Leible & Stehmann 1987, Leible 1988).
Gravendeel R, Neer WV, Bnnkhuizen D (2002) An identification key for dermal denticles of Rajidae from the North Sea.
Distal margins of dorsal fins covered with skin, proximal margins largely covered with dermal denticles. Each dorsal fin possessing grooved spine anterior to dorsal fin origin.
They found that, despite superficial similarities, the ctenial spines on the ctenoid scales of the cichlid Cichlasoma have a laminated construction and develop from the external layer of the elasmoid scale, whereas the dermal denticles on the head of the clupeomorph Denticeps have pulp cavities and develop like oral teeth.