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Definition of "dentalium" []

  • Any of various tooth shells of the genus Dentalium. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dentalium" in a sentence
  • "Bea, our bone specialist, had the final say, identifying one of the three pieces as being possibly of dentalium, from the weird and wonderful world of molluscs."
  • "Charies de Lint one the shaman wore in Aled Evans's painting, with the same intricate pattern of colored beads and dentalium shells."
  • "His leggings and shirt were of a plain doeskin, an ornamental band of colored beads and dentalium shells formed the shirt's collar."