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laciniate

[luh-sin-ee-eyt, -it] /ləˈsɪn iˌeɪt, -ɪt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
cut into narrow, irregular lobes; slashed; jagged.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin lacin(ia) (special use of Latin lacinia lappet) + -ate1
Related forms
multilaciniate, adjective
sublaciniate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for multilaciniate

laciniate

/ləˈsɪnɪˌeɪt; -ɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) jagged a laciniate leaf
2.
having a fringe
Derived Forms
laciniation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lacinia flap
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