Serrate-dentate
Serrate Ser"rate, Serrated Ser"ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as, serrate leaves. [1913 Webster]

{Doubly serrate}, having small serratures upon the large ones, as the leaves of the elm.

{Serrate-ciliate}, having fine hairs, like the eyelashes, on the serratures; -- said of a leaf.

{Serrate-dentate}, having the serratures toothed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • serrate-dentate — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: translation of New Latin serrato dentatus : having the margins of the serrations toothed : doubly serrate used of leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serrate — Ser rate, Serrated Ser ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Serrate-ciliate — Serrate Ser rate, Serrated Ser ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serrate — 1. adjective a) Having tooth like projections on one side, as in a saw. Many click beetles have serrate antennae. b) Having tooth like projections pointed away from the petiole. See Also: dentate, runcinate 2 …   Wiktionary

  • dentate — having teeth or tooth like points; serrate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dentate — Synonyms and related words: battlemented, chopped, clawed, crenate, crenated, crenellated, crenulate, dentated, digital, digitate, digitated, embrasured, erose, fanged, fingered, gashed, incised, indented, jagged, jaggy, jawed, lacerate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • serrate — Synonyms and related words: V shaped, Vandyke, Y shaped, akimbo, angular, battlemented, bent, blaze, chop, chopped, cornered, corrugated, cragged, craggy, crenate, crenated, crenellate, crenellated, crenulate, crimp, crinkled, crooked, crotched,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • serrate — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. serrated, saw edged or toothed, dentate; jagged; crenulate, scalloped. See sharpness …   English dictionary for students

  • dentate — a.; (also dentated) Toothed, notched, serrate, serrated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dentate —   Having sharp indentations or teeth along the edge of a structure and perpendicular to its margin, e.g. the leaflet margins of Encephalartos nubimontanus.   See also serrate …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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