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dentation

[den-tey-shuh n] /dɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun, Botany, Zoology.
1.
the state or form of being dentate.
2.
an angular or toothlike projection of a margin.
Origin of dentation
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; dentate + -ion
Related forms
subdentation, noun
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  • It is a large, square dwelling, painted yellow with green blinds, showing at the front a porch ornamented with dentation.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend
British Dictionary definitions for dentation

dentation

/dɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being dentate
2.
an angular projection or series of projections, as on the margin of a leaf
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