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dentate

[den-teyt] /ˈdɛn teɪt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Latin dentātus, equivalent to dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
dentately, adverb
subdentate, adjective
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  • Failure to establish a distinct granule cell layer in the dentate gyrus.
British Dictionary definitions for dentate

dentate

/ˈdɛnteɪt/
adjective
1.
having teeth or toothlike processes
2.
(of leaves) having a toothed margin
Derived Forms
dentately, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin dentātus
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dentate in Medicine

dentate den·tate (děn'tāt')
adj.
Edged with toothlike projections; toothed.

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dentate in Science
dentate
  (děn'tāt')   
Edged with toothlike projections; toothed. Used of leaves, such as those of birches.
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