runcinate

runcinate

[ruhn-suh-nit, -neyt]
adjective
(of a leaf) pinnately incised, with the lobes or teeth curved backward.

Origin:
1770–80; < Latin runcinātus (past participle of runcināre to plane), equivalent to runcin(a) carpenter's plane + -ātus -ate1

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runcinate (ˈrʌnsɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
 
adj
(of a leaf) having a saw-toothed margin with the teeth or lobes pointing backwards
 
[C18: from New Latin runcīnātus, from Latin runcīnāre to plane off, from runcīna a carpenter's plane]

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