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retroserrulate

[re-troh-ser-yuh-lit, -leyt, -ser-uh-]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. having tiny retrorse teeth or barbs.
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Origin of retroserrulate

First recorded in 1820–30; retro- + serrulate
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Historical Examples

  • The darts usually run in two grooves of the sheath, and at their apex are retroserrulate.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby