or cren·u·lat·ed

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


minutely crenate, as the margin of certain leaves.

Origin of crenulate

1785–95; < New Latin crēnulātus, equivalent to crēnul(a) (diminutive of crēna notch; see crenate) + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crenulate




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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