denticulate

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adjective den·tic·u·late \ den-ˈti-kyə-lət \
variants: or denticulated play \-ˌlā-təd\

Definition of denticulate

1 :finely dentate or serrate
  • a denticulate shell
  • a denticulate margin of a leaf
2 :cut into dentils

denticulation

play \(ˌ)den-ˌti-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of denticulate

1661


Medical Dictionary

denticulate

play
adjective den·tic·u·late \ den-ˈtik-yə-lət \
variants: or denticulated play \-ˌlāt-əd\

medical Definition of denticulate

:finely dentate or serrate

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