denticle denticle

Definition(s):

  • (n) small pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod

Usage(s):

  1. When at last the denticle arrived Dietrich put it in her mouth and carried it there for several days.
  2. After chemists learned some 15 years ago how to remove the prickly, flint-like denticle from a shark's tough hide, the shark leather industry began to grow.
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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /