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denticulate

[ den-tik-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ dɛnˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective
Botany, Zoology. finely dentate, as a leaf.
Architecture. having dentils.
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Also den·tic·u·lat·ed [den-tik-yuh-ley-tid] /dɛnˈtɪk yəˌleɪ tɪd/ .

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 forms of denticulate

denticulately, adverb

Word Origin for denticulate

C17: from Latin denticulātus having small teeth
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