dentate

[den-teyt]

Origin of dentate

1800–10; < Latin dentātus, equivalent to dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ātus -ate1
Related formsden·tate·ly, adverbsub·den·tate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dentate

dentate

adjective
  1. having teeth or toothlike processes
  2. (of leaves) having a toothed margin
Derived Formsdentately, adverb

Word Origin for dentate

C19: from Latin dentātus
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dentate in Medicine

dentate

[dĕntāt′]
adj.
  1. Edged with toothlike projections; toothed.
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dentate in Science

dentate

[dĕntāt′]
  1. Edged with toothlike projections; toothed. Used of leaves, such as those of birches.
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