Adjective "dentate" definition and examples

(Dentate may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdɛnteɪt/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Having a tooth-like or serrated edge.
  1. 'Note the characteristic, toothlike appearance of the inferior surface of the dentate gyrus.'
  2. '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.'

More definitions

1. having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes.

More examples(as adjective)

"gyruses can be dentate."

"lines can be dentate."

"hiluses can be dentate."

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin dentatus, from dens, dent- ‘tooth’.