adjective cte·noid \ˈte-ˌnȯid, ˈtē-\

Definition of ctenoid

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

Origin and Etymology of ctenoid

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

First Known Use: 1872

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