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Having a tooth-like or serrated edge.
jagged, craggy, rugged, uneven, rough, irregular, brokenView synonyms
- ‘The large dentate nuclei are deeply fissured and subdivided into toothlike agglomerations of gray matter, the longest ones being near the middle of each nucleus.’
- ‘They have observed the growth of neurons in the dentate gyrus, a portion of the hippocampus (which controls learning and short term memory), in mice that were placed in a stimulating environment.’
- ‘The Latin word means ‘little oak ‘because of its dentate leaves which recall those of the oak.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Note the characteristic, toothlike appearance of the inferior surface of the dentate gyrus.’
Late Middle English: from Latin dentatus, from dens, dent- tooth.
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