denticulate

or den·tic·u·lat·ed

[ den-tik-yuh-lit, -leyt or den-tik-yuh-ley-tid ]
/ dɛnˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or dɛnˈtɪk yəˌleɪ tɪd /

adjective

Botany, Zoology. finely dentate, as a leaf.
Architecture. having dentils.

Origin of denticulate

1655–65; < Latin denticulātus having small teeth, equivalent to denticul(us) denticle + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for denticulate

denticulate

/ (dɛnˈtɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective

biology very finely tootheddenticulate leaves
having denticles
architect having dentils
Derived Formsdenticulately, adverb

Word Origin for denticulate

C17: from Latin denticulātus having small teeth
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