adj. [L. lacer, torn]
Slashed or cut into irregularly narrow lobes or deep segments.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Laciniate — La*cin i*ate, Laciniated La*cin i*a ted, a. [See {Lacinia}.] 1. Fringed; having a fringed border. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Cut into deep, narrow, irregular lobes; slashed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laciniate — [lə sin′ēāt΄idlə sin′ē it, lə sin′ēāt΄] adj. [< L lacinia, a flap (akin to lacer: see LACERATE) + ATE1] 1. having a fringe; fringed 2. Bot. cut deeply into narrow, jagged segments: Also laciniated [lə sin′ēāt΄id] laciniation n …   English World dictionary

  • laciniate — adjective Etymology: Latin lacinia flap; akin to Latin lacerare Date: circa 1760 bordered with a fringe; especially cut into deep irregular usually pointed lobes < laciniate leaves > • laciniation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laciniate — incised with divisions coarser than serrae; used to describe the free margins of the scales of some fishes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • laciniate — /leuh sin ee ayt , it/, adj. Bot., Zool. cut into narrow, irregular lobes; slashed; jagged. [1750 60; < NL lacin(ia) (special use of L lacinia lappet) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • laciniate — adjective Of, pertaining to, or having a fringe …   Wiktionary

  • laciniate — adj. jagged; fringed (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laciniate — [lə sɪnɪət] (also laciniated eɪtɪd) adjective Botany & Zoology divided into deep, narrow, irregular segments. Origin C18: from L. lacinia fringe or flap of a garment + ate2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • laciniate —   Cut into narrow segments, e.g. the megasporophyll blades of many Cycas species …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • laciniate — la·cin·i·ate …   English syllables

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