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denticulate

[den-tik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /dɛnˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
Botany, Zoology. finely dentate, as a leaf.
2.
Architecture. having dentils.
Also, denticulated.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin denticulātus having small teeth, equivalent to denticul(us) denticle + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
denticulately, adverb
multidenticulate, adjective
multidenticulated, adjective
subdenticulate, adjective
subdenticulated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for denticulately

denticulate

/dɛnˈtɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) very finely toothed: denticulate leaves
2.
having denticles
3.
(architect) having dentils
Derived Forms
denticulately, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin denticulātus having small teeth
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