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[se-rey-shuh n]
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  1. serrated condition or form.
  2. a serrated edge or formation.
  3. one of the notches or teeth of such an edge or formation.
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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
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Historical Examples

  • These flakes were removed alternately from opposite faces, making the serration projections rather sharp.

    Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types

    James W. Cambron

  • Shows marked traces of the Chinese forms of the pear in shape, serration, thickness and size of leaf.

British Dictionary definitions for serration


less commonly serrature (ˈsɛrətʃə)

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


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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

serration in Medicine


(sə-rāshən, sĕ-)
  1. The state of being serrate.
  2. A series or set of teeth or notches.
  3. A single tooth or notch in a serrate edge.
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