(Den*drit"ic Den*drit"ic*al) a. Pertaining to a dendrite, or to arborescent crystallization; having
a form resembling a shrub or tree; arborescent.
(||Den`dro*c"la) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ndron tree + koi^los hollow.] (Zoöl.) A division of the
Turbellaria in which the digestive cavity gives off lateral branches, which are often divided into smaller
(Den"droid Den*droid"al) a. [Gr. treelike; de`ndron tree + form: cf. F. dendroïde.] Resembling
a shrub or tree in form; treelike.
(Den"dro*lite) n. [Gr. de`ndron tree + -lite: cf. F. dendrolithe.] (Paleon.) A petrified or
fossil shrub, plant, or part of a plant.
(Den*drol"o*gist) n. One versed in the natural history of trees.
(Den*drol"o*gous) a. Relating to dendrology.
(Den*drol"o*gy) n. [Gr. de`ndron tree + -logy: cf. F. dendrologie.] A discourse or treatise
on trees; the natural history of trees.
(Den*drom"e*ter) n. [Gr. de`ndron tree + -meter: cf. F. dendromètre.] An instrument to
measure the height and diameter of trees.
(Den"e*gate) v. t. [L. denegatus, p. p. of denegare. See Deny.] To deny. [Obs.]
(Den`e*ga"tion) n. [Cf. F. dénégation.] Denial. [Obs.]
(Den"gue) n. [See Note, below.] (Med.) A specific epidemic disease attended with high fever,
cutaneous eruption, and severe pains in the head and limbs, resembling those of rheumatism; called
also breakbone fever. It occurs in India, Egypt, the West Indies, etc., is of short duration, and rarely
This disease, when it first appeared in the British West India Islands, was called the dandy fever, from
the stiffness and constraint which it grave to the limbs and body. The Spaniards of the neighboring islands
mistook the term for their word dengue, denoting prudery, which might also well express stiffness, and
hence the term dengue became, as last, the name of the disease. Tully.
(De*ni"a*ble) a. [See Deny.] Capable of being, or liable to be, denied.
(De*ni"al) n. [See Deny.]
1. The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; the contrary of affirmation.
You ought to converse with so much sincerity that your bare affirmation or denial may be sufficient.Bp.
2. A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing
stated or maintained; a contradiction.
3. A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
The commissioners, . . . to obtain from the king's subjects as much as they would willingly give, . . .
had not to complain of many peremptory denials.Hallam.
4. A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; the contrary of confession; as,
the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.