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crenulate

[ kren-yuh-leyt, -lit ]
/ ˈkrɛn yəˌleɪt, -lɪt /
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adjective
minutely crenate, as the margin of certain leaves.
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Also cren·u·lat·ed [kren-yuh-ley-tid] /ˈkrɛn yəˌleɪ tɪd/ .

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

/ (ˈkrɛnjʊˌleɪt, -lɪt) /

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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