dental plate


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dental plate

[′dent·əl ‚plāt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A flat plate that replaces teeth in certain invertebrates, such as some worms.
(vertebrate zoology)
A flattened plate that represents fused teeth in parrot fishes and related forms.
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This view is consistent with observations of lungfish dental anatomy, including Tomes (1882), Peyer (1925), Bemis (1984), and Smith & Krupina (2001), all of whom noted the sustained growth and redeposition of dental plates in Dipnoi.
Unlike 'conventional sharks,' Ptychodus mortoni possessed pavement-like upper and lower dental plates consisting of juxtaposed rows of massive teeth suited for crushing," lead author Kenshu Shimada, a research associate in paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, told Discovery News.
Visit you dentist and check that there is not a problem with the fitting of the dental plates.