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or crenated

[kree-neyt] /ˈkri neɪt/
having the margin notched or scalloped so as to form rounded teeth, as a leaf.
Origin of crenate
1785-95; < New Latin crēnātus, equivalent to Latin crēn(a) a notch, serration (a word occurring in some manuscripts of Pliny, identified with a semantically related set of Rom words; see crenel) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
noncrenate, adjective
noncrenated, adjective
subcrenate, adjective
subcrenately, adverb
subcrenated, adjective Unabridged
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having a scalloped margin, as certain leaves
Derived Forms
crenately, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin crēnātus, from Medieval Latin, probably from Late Latin crēna a notch
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crenate in Medicine

crenate cre·nate (krē'nāt') or cre·nat·ed (-nā'tĭd)
Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections or indentations.

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