denticulate

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From Latin denticulātus.

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denticulate (not comparable)

  1. (botany, zoology) Finely dentate, as a leaf edge; bearing many small toothlike structures.
    • 1904, Thomas R. R. Stebbing, "South African Crustacea. Part II." Marine Investigations in South Africa, Volume 2, page 80
      [] the mouth is formed by a rather strong tooth over a denticulate margin, confronting what may be called the upper jaw,
    • 1992, Rogers McVaugh, William R. Anderson, Flora Novo-Galiciana: Gymnosperms and Pteridophytes, page 430
      Selaginella tarda differs from S. sertata in that the plants are smaller and lacking flagelliform shoots, the leaves are denticulate, and the median leaves are not peltate.
  2. (architecture) Having dentils.
    • 2001, Ray McDevitt, Courthouses of California, page 330
      Each is embellished with Italian Renaissance-inspired detail, including rusticated stonework, pedimented window hoods, consoles, cartouches, a denticulate cornice and a roof-mounted balustrade

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

denticulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of denticulātus