serrulate

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

adjective

finely or minutely serrate, as a leaf.

Nearby words

  1. serre-papier,
  2. serrefine,
  3. serried,
  4. serriedly,
  5. serriform,
  6. serrulation,
  7. serrurerie,
  8. serry,
  9. sert,
  10. sertoli cell

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, -ule1) + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for serrulate

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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