- 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 teeth or projections like saw teeth on the edges.
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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 — adjective Etymology: Latin dentatus, from dent , dens Date: 1760 having teeth or pointed conical projections < a dentate margin of a leaf > … New Collegiate 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
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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
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