cte|noid «TEE noyd, TEHN oyd», adjective.
Zoology. having marginal projections resembling the teeth of a comb, as the teeth or scales of certain fishes do.
[< New Latin Ctenoidei ctenoid fish < Greek ktenoeid comb-shaped < kteís, ktenós comb + eîdos form]

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  • ctenoid — cte•noid [[t]ˈti nɔɪd, ˈtɛn ɔɪd[/t]] adj. Zool. 1) zool. comblike or pectinate; rough edged 2) zool. having rough edged scales • Etymology: 1830–40; < Gk ktenoeidḗs like a comb. See cteno , oid …   From formal English to slang

  • Ctenoid — Cte noid (t[=e] noid or t[e^]n oid), a. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Having a comblike margin, as a ctenoid scale. (b) Pertaining to the Ctenoidei. n. A ctenoidean. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ctenoidean — Cte*noid e*an (t[ e]*noid [ e]*an), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Relating to the Ctenoidei. n. One of the Ctenoidei. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ctenoidei — Cte*noid e*i ( ? ?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ???, ????, comb + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of fishes, established by Agassiz, characterized by having scales with a pectinated margin, as in the perch. The group is now generally regarded as artificial.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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