Definition of Tooth shell

1. Noun. Any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing.

Exact synonyms: Tusk Shell
Generic synonyms: Scaphopod



Definition of Tooth shell

1. Noun. Any of various molluscs, of the class ''Scaphopoda'', that have curved, tapering shells and a spade-like foot ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tooth Shell

tooth ligation
tooth loss
tooth mobility
tooth movement
tooth plane
tooth polyp
tooth powder
tooth preparation
tooth pulp
tooth remineralization
tooth replantation
tooth resorption
tooth root
tooth root sensitivities
tooth sac
tooth shell (current term)
tooth shells
tooth socket
tooth spasms
tooth transplantation
toothache
toothache tree
toothaches
toothachey
toothachingly
toothachy
toothake
toothback
toothbill
toothbills

Literary usage of Tooth shell

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"TOOTH-SHELL. See DENTALIUM. TOOTHACHE, a pain in a tooth or adjacent jaw, arising from various causes. The most common cause is decay of some portion of the ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"19. DENNIS, town of Massachusetts, VI. 19. DENNIS, John, English writer, VI. 19. Density, XIII. 719, 1 ab. DENT, county, VI. 20. DENTA'LIUM, or tooth shell, ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"DENNIS, town of Massachusetts, VI. 19. DENNIS, John, English writer, VI. 19. Density, XIII. 719, l ab. DENT, county, VI. 20. DENTA'LICM, or tooth shell, VI. ..."

4. A Conchological Dictionary of the British Islands by William Turton (1819)
"TOOTH-SHELL. Shell with a single valve, linear, tubular, not divided into ... Ivory Tooth-shell. Shell a little taper and slightly bent, open at both ends ..."

5. A Manual of Conchology: According to the System Laid Down by Lamarck, with by Thomas Wyatt (1838)
"The Ivory tooth shell. Species of a reddish or pale yellow colour, with the tip frequently tinged with orange or pink. FAMILY III. ..."

6. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... Tooth-shell Tornado skillful dentist should be had recourse symptoms of decay the services of a to. The decay of a tooth is very often arrested by ..."

7. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1891)
"Bear's ear (tooth shell, ... Honeysuckle (tooth shell and small valves, and lance of barnacle). 1. ..."

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