Dentalium

(from the article `Hupa`) Hupa people traditionally measured wealth in terms of the ownership of woodpecker scalps and dentalium shells, the latter of which were probably ...
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Dentalium

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

<marine biology> A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell. ... Origin: NL, fr. L. Dens, dentis, tooth. ... (19 Mar 1998) ...
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Dentalium

[genus] Dentalium is a large genus of tooth shells or tusk shells, marine scaphopod molluscs in the family Dentaliidae. The genus contains 50 described species. ==Etymology== The scientific name of this genus comes from the Latin word dentis, meaning tooth, based on the tooth or tusk-shaped form of these molluscs. The mantle of Dentalium sp...
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Dentalium

Den·ta'li·um noun [ New Latin , from Latin dens , dentis , tooth.] (Zoology) A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.
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Dentalium

Dentalium is a genus of gasteropodous molluscs, the shell of which consists of a tubular arcuated cone open at both ends, and resembling the tusk of an elephant in miniature. There are many species, known by the common name of tooth-shells.
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