- having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes.
Origin of dentate
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The pores are thin, acute, dentate, finally lacerate and labyrinthiform.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The dentate ray-tracheids of P. longifolia are not always obvious.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
It takes its name Limanda from the hard and dentate scales on its body.The Ocean World:
Dentate, when the joints are armed with slight pointed spines.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies
G. V. Hudson
Antheridia immersed in the thallus, covered with dentate scales.
- having teeth or toothlike processes
- (of leaves) having a toothed margin
C19: from Latin dentātus
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- Edged with toothlike projections; toothed.
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- Edged with toothlike projections; toothed. Used of leaves, such as those of birches.
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