Definition of Dentex

1. n. An edible European marine fish (Sparus dentex, or Dentex vulgaris) of the family Percidæ.



Definition of Dentex

1. Noun. (zoology) Any member of the genus ''Dentex'' of perciform fish. ¹

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Definition of Dentex

1. a voracious Mediterranean fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Dentex

1. An edible European marine fish (Sparus dentex, or Dentex vulgaris) of the family Percidae. Origin: NL, cf. L. Dentix a sort of sea fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dentex

dentately
dentation
dentations
dentatorubral cerebellar atrophy with polymyoclonus
dentatorubral fibres
dentatothalamic fibres
dentatothalamic tract
dentatum
dented
dentel
dentelle
dentelles
dentels
dentes
dentes acustici
dentex (current term)
dentexes
denti-
dentia
dentia praecox
dentia tarda
dential
denticities
denticity
denticle
denticles
denticulate
denticulate hymen
denticulate leaf

Literary usage of Dentex

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"In the second tribe there is but one genus, dentex, Cuv. ... We distinguish from the other species of dentex, by the name (1) It is the ..."

2. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1866)
"Salmonoid has the jaws so powerfully developed as this species; the character of the large intermaxillary teeth, from which the name " dentex " was derived, ..."

3. Catalogue of Apedal Fish: In the Collection of the British Museum by Johann Jakob Kaup (1856)
"Leptocephalus dentex, Cantor, Mal. Fish. 1815. Diagn. A short, taper-pointed snout. Five teeth in the upper jaw, with five smaller ones interposed. ..."

4. The Fishes of Zanzibar by Robert Lambert Playfair, Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1866)
"Leptocephalus dentex, Cant. Mai. Fish. p. 333; Kaup, Cat. Ap. Fish. p. 151. East coast of Africa. Penang. 437. ..."

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