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laciniate

[luh-sin-ee-eyt, -it]
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. cut into narrow, irregular lobes; slashed; jagged.
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Origin of laciniate

1750–60; < New Latin lacin(ia) (special use of Latin lacinia lappet) + -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·la·cin·i·ate, adjectivesub·la·cin·i·ate, adjective
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Examples from the Web for laciniate

Historical Examples

  • Thallus orbicular, tender, laciniate and undulate or crisped, papillose-reticulate.

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States

    Asa Gray


British Dictionary definitions for laciniate

laciniate

laciniated

adjective
  1. biology jaggeda laciniate leaf
  2. having a fringe
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Derived Formslaciniation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin lacinia flap
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