Definition of quinquedentate in English:

quinquedentate

(also quinquidentate)

adjective

  • Chemistry. Of a ligand: forming five separate bonds. Of a complex: formed by such a ligand.

Origin

Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin quinquedentatus from classical Latin quīnque- + dentātus.

Pronunciation

quinquedentate

/ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈdɛnteɪt/