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dentate

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adjective den·tate \ˈden-ˌtāt\

Definition of dentate

  1. :  having teeth or pointed conical projections <a dentate margin of a leaf>



Origin and Etymology of dentate

Latin dentatus, from dent-, dens


First Known Use: 1760


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dentate

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adjective den·tate \ˈden-ˌtāt\

Medical Definition of dentate

  1. :  having teeth or pointed conical projections




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