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Having two teeth or toothlike parts.


1. (Anatomy) having two teeth or toothlike parts or processes
2. (Chemistry) chem (of a ligand) having two atoms from which electrons can be donated to the central coordinated atom


(baɪˈdɛn teɪt)

having two teeth or toothlike parts.
[1750–60; < Latin bident-, s. of bidēns (bi- bi-1 + dēns tooth) + -ate 1]
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Adj.1.bidentate - having toothlike projections that are themselves toothed
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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Ibrahim, Synthesis, Characterization, Theoretical Studies and Bioactivity of Co(Ii), Ni(Ii), Cu(Ii), Pd(Ii), Pt(Iv) And Cd(Ii) Complexes With Bidentate 3-{[(Z)-1h-Pyrrol-3-Ylmethylidene] Amino}-2-Thioxoimidazolidin-4-One, Int.
Pronotum broader than meso and metanotum, mesonotum slightly raised metanotum transversally striated and bidentate. Petiole slightly longer in length than width having reticulate striation.
So enaminone ligand acts as a bidentate ligand by bonding through Nitrogen and oxygen (Jeragh and Abdel-Zaher, 2015).
Neuropodia with neuroseta bidentate and bidentate with one extra tooth (Fig.
LPMOs utilize an unusual copper co-ordination environment to achieve the oxidation of normally inert C-H bonds, in which an N-terminal methylated residue serves as a bidentate ligand to the catalytic metal center.
Head: Antennae with sensory elements beginning on antennomere 3; antennomere 3 is 2.3 times longer than antennomere 2; antennae extending to metacoxae; mandibles with apices bidentate. Labrum convex; area between antennal fossa and eye without carinae or pits.
The magnitude of separation and the bands direction show that carboxylate group of mefenamic ligand coordinated in bidentate chelate mode [26].
Each [edta.sup.4-] ion consists of carboxylate groups adopting monodentate mode coordination to the antimony ion and bidentate bridging over one erbium ion and two different antimony ions.
All the sticky additives in this work are bifunctional and can therefore form bidentate hydrogen bonds with matrix PEO chains (Fig.