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dentalium

dentalium

noun den·ta·li·um \den-ˈtā-lē-əm\
plural -lia \-lē-ə\

Definition of DENTALIUM

:  any of a genus (Dentalium) of widely distributed tooth shells; broadly :  tooth shell

Origin of DENTALIUM

New Latin, genus name, from Latin dentalis
First Known Use: 1847

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