Bot. irregularly saw-toothed, with the teeth or lobes curved backward, as some leaves
Origin of runcinateClassical Latin runcinatus, past participle of runcinare, to plane off ; from runcina, a plane (formerly understood as “saw”)
Having saw-toothed divisions directed away from the apex: runcinate leaves.
Origin of runcinateLatin runcinatus, past participle of runcinare, to plane, from runcina, carpenter's plane, formerly taken to mean saw, alteration (influenced by runcare, to weed, pluck) of Greek rhukan&emacron;, carpenter's plane.
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