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dentate

[ den-teyt ]
/ ˈdɛn teɪt /
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes.
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Origin of dentate

1800–10; <Latin dentātus, equivalent to dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM dentate

den·tate·ly, adverbsub·den·tate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dentate

dentate
/ (ˈdɛnteɪt) /

adjective
having teeth or toothlike processes
(of leaves) having a toothed margin

Derived forms of dentate

dentately, adverb

Word Origin for dentate

C19: from Latin dentātus
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Medical definitions for dentate

dentate
[ dĕntāt′ ]

adj.
Edged with toothlike projections; toothed.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for dentate

dentate
[ dĕntāt′ ]

Edged with toothlike projections; toothed. Used of leaves, such as those of birches.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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