dentate

adjective
den·​tate | \ ˈden-ˌtāt \

Definition of dentate 

: having teeth or pointed conical projections a dentate margin of a leaf

First Known Use of dentate

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dentate

Latin dentatus, from dent-, dens

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The first known use of dentate was in 1760

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dentate

adjective
den·​tate | \ ˈden-ˌtāt \

Medical Definition of dentate 

: having teeth or pointed conical projections

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