laciniation
noun see laciniate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • laciniation — See laciniate. * * * …   Universalium

  • laciniation — (entrée créée par le supplément) (la si ni a sion) s. f. État de ce qui est lacinié. •   Du mouvement dans les poils et les laciniations foliaires du drosera rotundifolia, HECKEL Ac. des sc. Comptes rend. t. LXXXII, p. 525. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • laciniation — la·cin·i·a·tion …   English syllables

  • laciniation —  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈāshən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin lacinia + English ation 1. : lacinia 2. : the quality or state of being laciniate …   Useful english 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 —   a. fringed; jagged, slashed.    ♦ laciniform, a. like a fringe.    ♦ laciniose, a.    ♦ lacinulate,   a. with fine or small fringe.    ♦ laciniation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • 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 — adj. (also laciniated) Bot. & Zool. divided into deep narrow irregular segments; fringed. Derivatives: laciniation n. Etymology: L lacinia flap of a garment …   Useful english dictionary

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