serrate[ser′āt′, -it; for v., ser′āt′, sə rāt′]
serrate definition by Webster's New World
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having sawlike notches along the edge, as some leaves
Origin: Classical Latin serratus ; from serra, a saw
serrate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Having or forming a row of small sharp projections resembling the teeth of a saw: serrate teeth; a serrate talon.
- Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections: serrate leaves.
To make serrate or saw-toothed; jag the edge of.
Origin: Latin serrātus, saw-shaped, from serra, saw.
serrate - Medical Definition
- Having or forming a row of small, sharp, projections resembling the teeth of a saw.
- Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections.