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serrulate

[ser-yuh-lit, -leyt, ser-uh-] /ˈsɛr yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˈsɛr ə-/
adjective
1.
finely or minutely serrate, as a leaf.
Also, serrulated.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Neo-Latin serrulātus, equivalent to Latin serrul(a) small saw (see serrate, -ule1) + -ātus -ate1
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Examples for serrulate
  • Toothed along the margin with sharp, forward-pointing teeth serrulate.
  • The leaves are finely serrulate or toothed, elliptic to lanceolate.
British Dictionary definitions for serrulate

serrulate

/ˈsɛrʊˌleɪt; -lɪt/
adjective
1.
(esp of leaves) minutely serrate
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula diminutive of serra a saw
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