Crenature
Crenature Cren"a*ture (kr?n"?-t?r or kr?"n?-; 135), n. 1. (Bot.) A rounded tooth or notch of a crenate leaf, or any part that is crenate; -- called also {crenelle}. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being crenated or notched. [1913 Webster]


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  • crenature — [kren′ə chər, krē′nəchər] n. [ CRENAT(E) + URE] 1. a rounded projection, as on the margin of a leaf, etc. 2. a notch between such projections …   English World dictionary

  • crenature — n. [L. crena, notch] A rounded projection; the indentation as between crenations …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • crenature — /kren euh cheuhr, kree neuh /, n. 1. a crenation. 2. a notch or indentation between crenations. [1810 20; CRENATE + URE] * * * …   Universalium

  • crenature — n. grooving, indenture, notching …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crenature — cren·a·ture …   English syllables

  • crenature — /ˈkrɛnətjʊə/ (say krenuhtyoouh), /ˈkrinə / (say kreenuh ) noun 1. a rounded tooth as of a crenate leaf. 2. a notch between teeth …   Australian English dictionary

  • crenature — noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.) • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • crenelle — Crenature Cren a*ture (kr?n ? t?r or kr? n? ; 135), n. 1. (Bot.) A rounded tooth or notch of a crenate leaf, or any part that is crenate; called also {crenelle}. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being crenated or notched. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crenel — Crenelle Cre*nelle , Crenel Cre*nel (kr? n?l ), n. [OF. crenel, F. cr?neau, LL. crenellus, kernellus, dim. (prob.) fr. L. crena notch. See {Crenny}.] 1. An embrasure or indentation in a battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crenelle — Cre*nelle , Crenel Cre*nel (kr? n?l ), n. [OF. crenel, F. cr?neau, LL. crenellus, kernellus, dim. (prob.) fr. L. crena notch. See {Crenny}.] 1. An embrasure or indentation in a battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a notch. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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