[ ruhn-suh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈrʌn sə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
(of a leaf) pinnately incised, with the lobes or teeth curved backward.
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Origin of runcinate
1770–80; <Latin runcinātus (past participle of runcināre to plane), equivalent to runcin(a) carpenter's plane + -ātus-ate1
Words nearby runcinate
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Example sentences from the Web for runcinate
Runcinate: notched: cut into several transverse acute segments which point backward.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for runcinate
/ (ˈrʌnsɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /
(of a leaf) having a saw-toothed margin with the teeth or lobes pointing backwards
Word Origin for runcinate
C18: from New Latin runcīnātus, from Latin runcīnāre to plane off, from runcīna a carpenter's plane
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