placoid

adjective

plac·​oid ˈpla-ˌkȯid How to pronounce placoid (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a scale of dermal origin with an enamel-tipped spine characteristic of the elasmobranchs

Word History

Etymology

Greek plak-, plax flat surface

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of placoid was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Placoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/placoid. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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