serrulate

[ ser-yuh-lit, -leyt, ser-uh- ]
/ ˈsɛr yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˈsɛr ə- /

adjective

finely or minutely serrate, as a leaf.

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Often ser·ru·lat·ed [ser-yuh-ley-tid, ser-uh-] /sɛr yəˌleɪ tɪd, ˈsɛr ə-/ .

Origin of serrulate

1785–95; <New Latin serrulātus, equivalent to Latin serrul(a) “small saw” (see serrate, -ule) + -ātus -ate1
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serrulate

serrulated

/ (ˈsɛrʊˌleɪt, -lɪt) /

adjective

(esp of leaves) minutely serrate

Word Origin for serrulate

C18: from New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula diminutive of serra a saw
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