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(English) In fishes, either a low and blunt tooth that is otherwise essentially conical, or roundish (in cross-section), adapted for crushing or grinding shellfish, e.g. in Anarhichadidae. (See also: teeth, molariform, shellfish)
(French) Chez les poissons, soit une dent courte et émoussée qui, habituellement, est surtout conique, ou une dent arrondie (en section transversale), adaptée pour écraser ou broyer des crustacés. (See also: teeth, molariform, shellfish)
(Portuguese) Nos peixes, dente baixo e plano que serve para partir as conchas e/ou as carapaças das suas presas. (See also: teeth, molariform, shellfish)

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