crenulate

or cren·u·lat·ed

[kren-yuh-leyt, -lit or kren-yuh-ley-tid]
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adjective

minutely crenate, as the margin of certain leaves.

Nearby words

  1. crenellate,
  2. crenellated,
  3. crenelle,
  4. crenocyte,
  5. crenshaw melon,
  6. crenulation,
  7. creodont,
  8. creole,
  9. creole continuum,
  10. creole tomato

Origin of crenulate

1785–95; < New Latin crēnulātus, equivalent to crēnul(a) (diminutive of crēna notch; see crenate) + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for crenulate

crenulate

crenulated

adjective

having a margin very finely notched with rounded projections, as certain leaves

Word Origin for crenulate

C18: from New Latin crēnulātus, from crēnula, literally: a little notch; see crenel

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