Definition of denticulate in English:

denticulate

adjective

  • Having small teeth or tooth-like projections; finely toothed.

    • ‘Both mesial and distal edges of the crowns are coarsely denticulate, with the denticles oriented at an angle of approximately 45° with respect to the long axis of the crown.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most basal system in which denticulate structures are reasonably well known is the feeding apparatus of conodonts.’
    • ‘The outer lip is crenulated on its edge, and smooth or weakly denticulate on the inner side.’
    • ‘Sculpture on the inner side of the outer lip varies from absent to lirate to denticulate.’
    • ‘The denticulate ligaments vary in number between 18 and 22 in normal individuals.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin denticulatus, from denticulus small tooth (see denticle).

Pronunciation:

denticulate

/dɛnˈtɪkjʊlət/