ctenoid

adjective

cte·​noid ˈte-ˌnȯid How to pronounce ctenoid (audio) ˈtē- How to pronounce ctenoid (audio)
: having the margin toothed
ctenoid scale
also : having or consisting of ctenoid scales
ctenoid fishes

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ctenoid was in 1872

Dictionary Entries Near ctenoid

Cite this Entry

“Ctenoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ctenoid. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!