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crenulate

[kren-yuh-leyt, -lit] /ˈkrɛn yəˌleɪt, -lɪt/
adjective
1.
minutely crenate, as the margin of certain leaves.
Also, crenulated.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Neo-Latin crēnulātus, equivalent to crēnul(a) (diminutive of crēna notch; see crenate) + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the web for crenulate
  • Thin glossy leaves are obovate or elliptic with entire or obscurely crenulate margins.
  • The suture itself is finely and irregularly crenulate.
  • The distal alluvial-fan-hydrologic-landscape-unit edge was generalized to the crenulate lowest arcuate contour.
  • crenulate leadplant also needs introductions, but managers are already experienced with this species.
British Dictionary definitions for crenulate

crenulate

/ˈkrɛnjʊˌleɪt; -lɪt/
adjective
1.
having a margin very finely notched with rounded projections, as certain leaves
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin crēnulātus, from crēnula, literally: a little notch; see crenel
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