[ den-tey-shuh n ]
/ dɛnˈteɪ ʃən /

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 forms

sub·den·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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


/ (dɛnˈteɪʃən) /


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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