[ kren-yuh-leyt, -lit ]
/ ˈkrɛn yəˌleɪt, -lɪt /
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minutely crenate, as the margin of certain leaves.
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Also cren·u·lat·ed [kren-yuh-ley-tid] /ˈkrɛn yəˌleɪ tɪd/ .
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How to use crenulate in a sentence
Leaves deltoid, wider than long, crenulated all round, both sides smooth from the first; leafstalk compressed; buds glutinous.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
Each division is fortified after a fashion, with walls now crumbling, and with round crenulated towers.
They are finely crenulated along both the anterior and dorsal margins, which indicates the presence of fine set.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond
It is much like the Venus shells in form, but the margins are not crenulated.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
The clouds were in rounded bunches and each bunch was crenulated.Through the Yukon Gold Diggings|Josiah Edward Spurr
British Dictionary definitions for crenulate
/ (ˈkrɛnjʊˌleɪt, -lɪt) /
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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