retroserrulate

[ re-troh-ser-yuh-lit, -leyt, -ser-uh- ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊˈsɛr yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, -ˈsɛr ə- /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

having tiny retrorse teeth or barbs.

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Origin of retroserrulate

First recorded in 1820–30; retro- + serrulate
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