Dentate Den"tate (d[e^]n"t[asl]t), Dentated Den"ta*ted (d[e^]n"t[asl]*t[e^]d), a. [L. dentatus, fr. dens, dentis, tooth.] 1. (Bot.) Toothed; especially, with the teeth projecting straight out, not pointed either forward or backward; as, a dentate leaf. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having teeth or toothlike points. See Illust. of {Antenn[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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