ctenoid

ctenoid

[tee-noid, ten-oid]
adjective Zoology.
1.
comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
2.
having rough-edged scales.

Origin:
1830–40; < Greek ktenoeidḗs like a comb. See cteno-, -oid

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ctenoid (ˈtiːnɔɪd, ˈtɛn-)
 
adj
biology toothed like a comb, as the scales of perches
 
[C19: from Greek ktenoeidēs, from kteis comb + -oeidēs-oid]

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