- having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes.
Origin of dentate
Examples from the Web for dentate
Historical Examples of dentate
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
Word Origin for dentate
- Edged with toothlike projections; toothed.
- Edged with toothlike projections; toothed. Used of leaves, such as those of birches.