Definition of multidentate in English:

multidentate

adjective

  • 1Zoology. Having many teeth or serrations.

  • 2Chemistry. Of a ligand: having more than one point at which it can be attached to a central atom.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Samouelle (d. 1846). From multi- + dentate.

Pronunciation

multidentate

/ˌmʌltɪˈdɛnteɪt/