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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various tooth shells of the genus Dentalium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various tooth shells of the genus Dentalium

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical and leading genus of the family Dentaliidæ.

Etymologies

New Latin Dentālium, genus name, from dentālis, toothy; see dental.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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