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dentation

[den-tey-shuh n]
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noun Botany, Zoology.
  1. the state or form of being dentate.
  2. an angular or toothlike projection of a margin.
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Origin of dentation

First recorded in 1795–1805; dentate + -ion
Related formssub·den·ta·tion, noun
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Related Words

ivory, point, canine, snag, tine, tusk, dent, molar, premolar, grinder, serration, fang, cuspid, bicuspid, denticle, incisor, eyetooth, dentation, laniary

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Historical Examples

  • 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

dentation

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