Retuse meaning

rĭ-to͝os, -tyo͝os
Having a rounded or obtuse apex with a central shallow notch.

A retuse leaf.

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(bot.) Having a blunt or rounded apex with a small notch, as some leaves.
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Having a rounded or obtuse apex with a central shallow notch.

A retuse leaf.

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(botany, of a leaf) Having a rounded apex with small central notch.
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Origin of retuse

  • Latin retūsus past participle of retundere to beat back re- re- tundere to beat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition