dent alia


noun, plural dentaliums, dentalia.
any tooth shell of the genus Dentalium.

1860–65; < Neo-Latin < Medieval Latin dentāl(is) dental + -ium -ium Unabridged
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dentalium (dɛnˈteɪlɪəm)
n , pl -liums, -lia
See tusk shell any scaphopod mollusc of the genus Dentalium
[C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin dentālisdental]

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