[den-tey-shuh n]

noun Botany, Zoology.

the state or form of being dentate.
an angular or toothlike projection of a margin.

Origin of dentation

First recorded in 1795–1805; dentate + -ion
Related formssub·den·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dentation

Historical Examples of dentation

  • 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



the state or condition of being dentate
an angular projection or series of projections, as on the margin of a leaf
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