crenation

crenation

[kri-ney-shuhn]
noun
1.
a rounded projection or tooth, as on the margin of a leaf.
2.
Anatomy. (in erythrocytes) the state of being or becoming shrunken with a notched or indented edge.
3.
a notch between teeth.

Origin:
1840–50; crenate + -ion

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crenation or crenature (krɪˈneɪʃən, ˈkrɛnəˌtjʊə, ˈkriː-)
 
n
1.  any of the rounded teeth or the notches between them on a crenate structure
2.  a crenate formation or condition
 
crenature or crenature
 
n

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crenation cre·na·tion (krĭ-nā'shən)
n.

  1. The condition or state of being crenate.

  2. A process resulting from osmosis in which red blood cells, in a hypertonic solution, shrink and acquire a scalloped surface.

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