dentate
adjective Etymology: Latin dentatus, from dent-, dens Date: 1760 having teeth or pointed conical projections <
a dentate margin of a leaf
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  • Dentate — may refer to: Dentate gyrus of the hippocampus Dentate nucleus of the cerebellum In chemistry, dentate refers to the type of ligand that can form multiple coordinated covalent bonds with a metal dentate leaf, a kind of leaf margin This disam …   Wikipedia

  • Dentate — Den tate (d[e^]n t[asl]t), Dentated Den ta*ted (d[e^]n t[asl]*t[e^]d), a. [L. dentatus, fr. dens, dentis, tooth.] 1. (Bot.) Toothed; especially, with the teeth projecting straight out, not pointed either forward or backward; as, a dentate leaf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dentate — [den′tāt΄] adj. [ME dentat < L dentatus < dens, TOOTH] 1. having teeth or toothlike projections; toothed or notched 2. Bot. having a toothed margin: said of some leaves: see LEAF dentately adv …   English World dictionary

  • dentate — den•tate [[t]ˈdɛn teɪt[/t]] adj. bot zool. having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes: a dentate leaf[/ex] • Etymology: 1800–10; < L dentātus=dent , s. of dēns tooth+ ātus ate I den′tate•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • dentate — having teeth or tooth like points; serrate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dentate — adj. [L. dens, tooth] Toothed, or with tooth like processes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dentate — dentately, adv. /den tayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes. [1800 10; < L dentatus, equiv. to dent (s. of dens) TOOTH + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dentate — adjective Having teeth or toothlike projections; serrated, toothed …   Wiktionary

  • dentate — Notched; toothed; cogged. [L. dentatus, toothed] * * * den·tate den .tāt adj having teeth or pointed conical projections * * * adj. 1. having teeth. 2. serrated; having toothlike projections. * * * den·tate (denґtāt) [L. dentatus] having… …   Medical dictionary

  • dentate — With sharp spines directed outward from margins [Butler, T.H.]. (Order Isopoda): Edged with teeth [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

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