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  • n. A kind of bony tissue beneath the enamel of a ganoid scale.

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  • n. A peculiar bony tissue beneath the enamel of a ganoid scale.

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  • n. shiny substance that resemble enamel and is secreted by the corium of certain fishes (especially ganoid fishes) and composes the outer layer of their scales

Etymologies

ganoid +‎ -ine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Covered with a durable substance called ganoine, similar to tooth enamel, these scales were used as arrowheads by Native Americans.

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