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bidentate

[ bahy-den-teyt ]
/ baɪˈdɛn teɪt /
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adjective Biology.
having two teeth or toothlike parts or processes.
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Origin of bidentate

1750–60; <Latin bident- (stem of bidēns, equivalent to bi-bi-1 + dēns tooth) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for bidentate

bidentate
/ (baɪˈdɛnˌteɪt) /

adjective
having two teeth or toothlike parts or processes
chem (of a ligand) having two atoms from which electrons can be donated to the central coordinated atom
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