Definition of denticulation in English:


Line breaks: den¦ticu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /dɛnˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n


  • A small tooth or tooth-like projection: their tips form a sharp denticulation on the internal septal edge
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    • Impressions on the internal mold of the holotype show at least two denticulations at intervals on the inside of the outer lip.
    • These narrow bills, hooked at the tip and set with numerous horny denticulations, are adapted for catching fish, a merganser's primary source of food.
    • In the highest beds of the formation, occasional S elements show alternating denticulation.


late 17th century: from Latin denticulus: see denticle, -ation.

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