[kren-yuh-leyt, -lit or kren-yuh-ley-tid]
- minutely crenate, as the margin of certain leaves.
Origin of crenulate
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In some other plants the edges are serrulate, crenulate, etc.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
The margin was entire, and not crenulate, as in many dolphins.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae
In the example selected for our plate the pinnules are oblong, obtuse and crenulate, or at most, crenately-toothed.Beautiful Ferns
Daniel Cady Eaton
Crenulate: with small scallops, evenly rounded and rather deeply curved.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Processes large near the ends of the major axis and not oblique to it, or scarcely so, the edges with a crenulate border.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer
- having a margin very finely notched with rounded projections, as certain leaves
C18: from New Latin crēnulātus, from crēnula, literally: a little notch; see crenel