Definition of dentate in English:


Syllabification: den·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈdentāt


Botany & Zoology
Having a toothlike or serrated edge.
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  • Of all 25 brain regions examined, the one that showed the strongest evidence of playing a role directly in the control of the locomotor activity itself was the dentate gyrus, which is a subregion of the hippocampus.
  • The large dentate nuclei are deeply fissured and subdivided into toothlike agglomerations of gray matter, the longest ones being near the middle of each nucleus.
  • Note the characteristic, toothlike appearance of the inferior surface of the dentate gyrus.


late Middle English: from Latin dentatus, from dens, dent- 'tooth'.

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