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crenation

[ kri-ney-shuhn ]
/ krɪˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun
a rounded projection or tooth, as on the margin of a leaf.
Anatomy. (in erythrocytes) the state of being or becoming shrunken with a notched or indented edge.
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-)

/ (krɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun
any of the rounded teeth or the notches between them on a crenate structure
a crenate formation or condition
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