Toothshell
Toothshell Tooth"shell", n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of {Dentalium} and allied genera having a tooth-shaped shell. See {Dentalium}. [1913 Webster]

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  • toothshell — tooth shell n. Any of various burrowing marine mollusks of the class Scaphopoda, having a long, tapering, slightly curved tubular shell. Also called scaphopod, tusk shell. * * * …   Universalium

  • toothshell — toothˈshell noun The tusk shell, Dentalium • • • Main Entry: ↑tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cadulus — Taxobox name = Cadulus image width = image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Scaphopoda ordo = Dentaliida familia = Gadilidae genus = Cadulus genus authority = Philippi, 1844 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See… …   Wikipedia

  • Tusk — Tusk, n. [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See {Tush} a tooth.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A toothshell,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tusk-shell — Tusk Tusk, n. [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See {Tush} a tooth.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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