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 (sĕr′yə-lĭt, -lāt′, sĕr′ə-) also ser·ru·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Having very small sawlike projections on the margin: a serrulate leaf.

[New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula, diminutive of serra, saw.]


(ˈsɛrʊˌleɪt; -lɪt) or


(Botany) (esp of leaves) minutely serrate
[C18: from New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula diminutive of serra a saw]
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Adj.1.serrulate - minutely serrated
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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All, however, share a characteristic serrulate margin with 8 to 15 (to 21) teeth per cm of leaf margin; the teeth are simple (one order of teeth present), regularly spaced, and possibly glandular.
Hind femora with a weakly serrrulate dorsal carina, and in most species also a faintly serrulate outer ventral carina.
5 cm, persistent, only slightly flattened at base; blade oblanceolate, 2-5 mm wide, entire or serrulate, puberulent at margin; lowermost cauline leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile, not auriculate at base; middle and upper cauline leaves entire or few toothed, oblong, minutely auriculate at base.
First Maxilla (Figure 2c): Coxal endite with 2 long serrulate setae and 1 short simple seta; basal endite with 2 strong serrulate setae distally and 1-2 sub-distally; endopod short, unsegmented with 2 setae.
Fore tibiae distally tridentate and proximally serrulate at outer margin; upper side smooth.
Evergreen trees, monoecious; leaves spirally arranged, sessile, lanceolate or linearlanceolate, serrulate, 3-7 cm long; pollen cones narrowly oblong in 1-5 terminal fascicles, each with 8-20 cones; ovulate cones globose, ovoid, or cylindric-ovoid, 3-5 cm long and wide, scales sessile, imbricate, leathery; seeds flat, with 2 narrow, lateral wings.
Type 2 setae are highly modified, serrulate setae (setae with small elongate or scale-like serrate setules) found in the middle area of Mx2 Bas1 + 2, but they are not arranged in strict rows (Fig.
8) golden to dark brown in color, keeled above shoulder, distinctly serrulate at margins (Fig.
2 cm, chartaceous, weakly serrulate, 3-veined from near base, acute at apex, decurrent at base, strigose to weakly so, the lower surface also glandular, sometimes obscurely so.