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crenate

[ kree-neyt ]
/ ˈkri neɪt /
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adjective
having the margin notched or scalloped so as to form rounded teeth, as a leaf.
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Also cre·nat·ed [kree-ney-tid] /ˈkri neɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of crenate

1785–95; <New Latin crēnātus, equivalent to Latin crēn(a) a notch, serration (a word occurring in some manuscripts of Pliny, identified with a semantically related set of Rom words; see crenel) + -ātus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for crenate

crenate

crenated (ˈkriːneɪtɪd)

/ (ˈkriːneɪt) /

adjective
having a scalloped margin, as certain leaves

Derived forms of crenate

crenately, adverb

Word Origin for crenate

C18: from New Latin crēnātus, from Medieval Latin, probably from Late Latin crēna a notch
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Medical definitions for crenate

crenate
[ krēnāt′ ]

adj.
Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections or indentations.
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