ctenoid

adjective
cte·​noid | \ ˈte-ˌnȯid How to pronounce ctenoid (audio) , ˈtē- How to pronounce ctenoid (audio) \

Definition of ctenoid

: having the margin toothed ctenoid scale also : having or consisting of ctenoid scales ctenoid fishes

First Known Use of ctenoid

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ctenoid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek ktenoeidēs, from kten-, kteis comb — more at pectinate

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“Ctenoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ctenoid. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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