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dentalium

[den-tey-lee-uh m] /dɛnˈteɪ li əm/
noun, plural dentaliums, dentalia.
1.
any tooth shell of the genus Dentalium.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin < Medieval Latin dentāl(is) dental + -ium -ium
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dentalium

/dɛnˈteɪlɪəm/
noun (pl) -liums, -lia (-lɪə)
1.
any scaphopod mollusc of the genus Dentalium See tusk shell
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin dentālisdental
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