laciniate

laciniate

[luh-sin-ee-eyt, -it]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
cut into narrow, irregular lobes; slashed; jagged.

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin lacin(ia) (special use of Latin lacinia lappet) + -ate1

multilaciniate, adjective
sublaciniate, adjective
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laciniate or laciniated (ləˈsɪnɪˌeɪt, -ɪt)
 
adj
1.  biology jagged: a laciniate leaf
2.  having a fringe
 
[C17: from Latin lacinia flap]
 
laciniated or laciniated
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin lacinia flap]
 
lacini'ation or laciniated
 
n

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