Definition of denticle
: a conical pointed projection (such as a small tooth)
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The team reasoned that some cameras stuck longer because the manta’s skin had more mucus, which filled in the gaps between denticles and made for a stronger seal.
In the scans, the scientists found both the oil-transporting capillaries and tiny, scale-like denticles around the opening of each pore.
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Origin and Etymology of denticle
Middle English, from Latin denticulus, diminutive of dent-, dens
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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