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crenation

[kri-ney-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a rounded projection or tooth, as on the margin of a leaf.
  2. Anatomy. (in erythrocytes) the state of being or becoming shrunken with a notched or indented edge.
  3. a notch between teeth.
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Origin of crenation

First recorded in 1840–50; crenate + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for crenation

crenation

crenature (ˈkrɛnəˌtjʊə, ˈkriː-)

noun
  1. any of the rounded teeth or the notches between them on a crenate structure
  2. a crenate formation or condition
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crenation in Medicine

crenation

(krĭ-nāshən)
n.
  1. The condition or state of being crenate.
  2. A process resulting from osmosis in which red blood cells, in a hypertonic solution, shrink and acquire a scalloped surface.
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