serrate[ser′āt′, -it; for v., ser′āt′, sə rāt′]
- Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections: serrate leaves.
- Forming a row of small sharp projections resembling the teeth of a saw: serrate teeth.
transitive verbser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing, ser·rates
Origin of serrateLatin serrātus, saw-shaped, from serra, saw.
(comparative more serrate, superlative most serrate)
Serrate is used in some scientific communities; for common usage, serrated is typically the more appropriate term.
(third-person singular simple present serrates, present participle serrating, simple past and past participle serrated)
- To make serrate.