[luh-sin-ee-eyt, -it]

adjective Botany, Zoology.

cut into narrow, irregular lobes; slashed; jagged.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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biology jaggeda laciniate leaf
having a fringe
Derived Formslaciniation, noun

Word Origin for laciniate

C17: from Latin lacinia flap
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