- having teeth or toothlike projections; toothed or notched
- Bot. having a toothed margin: said of some leaves
Origin of dentateMiddle English dentat from Classical Latin dentatus from dens, tooth
- Edged with toothlike projections; toothed: dentate leaves.
- Chemistry Having a binding site. Used of ligands.
Origin of dentateLatin dentātus from dēns dent- tooth ; see dent- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more dentate, superlative most dentate)