Definition of denticulate in English:

denticulate

Syllabification: den·tic·u·late
Pronunciation: /denˈtikyəlit
 
/

adjective

  • Having small teeth or toothlike projections; finely toothed.
    More example sentences
    • Both mesial and distal edges of the crowns are coarsely denticulate, with the denticles oriented at an angle of approximately 45° with respect to the long axis of the crown.
    • The outer lip is crenulated on its edge, and smooth or weakly denticulate on the inner side.
    • Sculpture on the inner side of the outer lip varies from absent to lirate to denticulate.

Derivatives

denticulated

Pronunciation: /-ˌlātid/
adjective
More example sentences
  • In some specimens the anterior edge of the base is serrated or irregularly denticulated.
  • The outer side is smoothly rounded; on the inner side the anterior edge is faintly denticulated.
  • Because of the denticulated architecture of the rim, with its numerous and perilous lookouts, this would add countless miles to our trip.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin denticulatus, from denticulus 'small tooth' (see denticle).

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