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    Dendation

    Hi all,

    Would anybody please tell me what does «dendation» mean?

    Context: Not much of it. Scientific term (?) related to Geology or Paleontology. A phenomenon that causes erosion, but what kind? what is it?

    «Subsequent weathering and dendation eroded away all but a few scattered traces...»

    Thank You!
    Last edited by jiho; 19-Dec-2007 at 01:29.


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    Re: Dendation

    Do you mean denudation?

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    Re: Dendation

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Do you mean denudation?
    Hi David,

    My book here says «dendation» but i cannot be sure that it is not a misspelling. «Denudation» sounds reasonable, but i found some papers which include the word in quite the same scientific context. One of them shows «dendation» or «dendated» nearly 30 times and they seem too many misspellings (even for a doctor).

    Thank you so much anyway!

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    Re: Dendation

    Please, any geologist in the room?

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    Re: Dendation

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    Hi David,

    My book here says «dendation» but i cannot be sure that it is not a misspelling. «Denudation» sounds reasonable, but i found some papers which include the word in quite the same scientific context. One of them shows «dendation» or «dendated» nearly 30 times and they seem too many misspellings (even for a doctor).

    Thank you so much anyway!
    Hi David.

    You were absolutely right. It was «denudation». A few pages ahead, the book says «...the effects of denudation and weathering...»
    And the other documents i found with the term were all misspellings...
    Curious thing, but real, the one i mentioned above has every «u» missing.
    Computers...

    Thank You so much again!!

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    #6

    Re: Dendation

    It is used in biology and medicine as well.
    Let's clarify it by an example:

    The edge of a saw has dendation.
    Some cells hav dendation as well.

    so it means a surface full of sharp small projections.


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    Re: Dendation

    Quote Originally Posted by lonelymelody View Post
    It is used in biology and medicine as well.
    Let's clarify it by an example:

    The edge of a saw has dendation.
    Some cells hav dendation as well.

    so it means a surface full of sharp small projections.
    That is "dentation" >> dentation - Wiktionary

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