serrulate

[ser-yuh-lit, -leyt, ser-uh-]
adjective
finely or minutely serrate, as a leaf.
Also, serrulated.


Origin:
1785–95; < Neo-Latin serrulātus, equivalent to Latin serrul(a) small saw (see serrate, -ule1) + -ātus -ate1

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serrulate or serrulated (ˈsɛrʊˌleɪt, -lɪt)
 
adj
(esp of leaves) minutely serrate
 
[C18: from New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula diminutive of serra a saw]
 
serrulated or serrulated
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula diminutive of serra a saw]

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Toothed along the margin with sharp, forward-pointing teeth serrulate.
The leaves are finely serrulate or toothed, elliptic to lanceolate.
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