[se-rey-shuh n]


serrated condition or form.
a serrated edge or formation.
one of the notches or teeth of such an edge or formation.

Also ser·ra·ture [ser-uh-cher] /ˈsɛr ə tʃər/.

Origin of serration

First recorded in 1700–10, serration is from the New Latin word serrātiōn- (stem of serrātiō). See serrate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for serration


less commonly serrature (ˈsɛrətʃə)


the state or condition of being serrated
a row of notches or toothlike projections on an edge
a single notch
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Word Origin and History for serration

"condition of being serrated," 1808, noun of state from serrate (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

serration in Medicine


[sə-rāshən, sĕ-]


The state of being serrate.
A series or set of teeth or notches.
A single tooth or notch in a serrate edge.
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