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Oct 21, 2008
This week's theme
Words that appear to have been coined after the 2008 US presidential candidates

This week's words
obambulate
bidentate
palinode
meeken
barrack

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bidentate

PRONUNCIATION:
(by-DEN-tayt)

MEANING:
adjective: Having two teeth or toothlike parts.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin bi- (two) + dens (tooth).

USAGE:
"Noah and his wife humorously feed all the beasts; Noah pours a pail of milk into the hippo's gaping bidentate mouth."
Jon Solomon; The Ancient World in the Cinema; Yale University Press; 2001.

See more usage examples of bidentate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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