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denticulate Syllabification: den·tic·u·late
Pronunciation: /denˈtikyələt/

Definition of denticulate in English:


Having small teeth or toothlike projections; finely toothed.
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.


Pronunciation: /-ˌlātid/
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.


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

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