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1. The condition of being dentate.
2. A toothlike part or projection.
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1. (Biology) the state or condition of being dentate
2. (Botany) an angular projection or series of projections, as on the margin of a leaf
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(dɛnˈteɪ ʃən)

1. the state or form of being dentate.
2. an angular or toothlike projection of a margin.
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sulcatus by having paraclypei with distinct tooth, same form of dentation on lateral margins of pronotum, very broad leaf-shaped blade, with inner margin projected outwardly, but different in having paraclypei equal to clypeus, inner spine of blade very prominent and triangular and the most prominent character of this species is the apical potion of dorsal conjunctival appendages which is very thin, spine like; spermathecal bulb with finger-like processes, two small and one large, while in sulcatus paraclypei shorter than clypeus, inner spine of parameral blade less prominent, conjunctival appendages short, almost rectangular and apical margin broad and straight; spermathecal bulb with three sub equal process.
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