Definition of predentate in English:

predentate

adjective

  • 1Palaeontology. Of or relating to an order of dinosaurs characterized by possession of a predentary bone (in some classifications called Predentata, equivalent to the Ornithischia of others). rare.

  • 2Medicine. Designating a child prior to the emergence of the first teeth; occurring before this developmental stage.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pre- + dentate.

Pronunciation

predentate

/priːˈdɛnteɪt/