dentalium

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noun den·ta·li·um \den-ˈtā-lē-əm\

Definition of dentalium

plural

-lia

\-lē-ə\
  1. :  any of a genus (Dentalium) of widely distributed tooth shells; broadly :  tooth shell

Origin and Etymology of dentalium

New Latin, genus name, from Latin dentalis


First Known Use: 1847


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