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 runcin&amacron;tus, past participle of runcin&amacron;re, to plane, from runcina, carpenter's plane, formerly taken to mean saw, alteration (influenced by runc&amacron;re, to weed, pluck) of Greek rhukan&emacron;, carpenter's plane.
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