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crenate leaf


 (krē′nāt′) also cre·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections: a crenate leaf.

[New Latin crēnātus, from Late Medieval Latin crēna, notch, from a reading of an uncertain Latin word in a corrupt passage in Pliny the Elder (influenced by Old French cren, notch).]

cre′nate′ly adv.
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(ˈkriːneɪt) or


(Botany) having a scalloped margin, as certain leaves
[C18: from New Latin crēnātus, from Medieval Latin, probably from Late Latin crēna a notch]
ˈcrenately adv
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(ˈkri neɪt)

also cre′nat•ed,

having the margin notched or scalloped so as to form rounded teeth, as a leaf.
[1785–95; < New Latin crēnātus= Latin crēn(a) a notch + -ātus -ate1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crenate - having a margin with rounded scallops
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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slender, slightly pubescent when young, soon glabrescent; Leaf blade ovate or sub-rounded to elliptic, 2-5 (7)x 1.502.5 cm, young pubescent, soon abaxially pubescent along midvein, base broadly cuneate to sub-rounded, margin obtusely serrate, serrulate, cuneate, crenate, rarely entire, apex acute or shortly acuminate, lustrous green above and light green below.
These ulcers typically have dry, raised ulcer with crenate, spiculate or pseudohyphate border; satellite lesions; immune ring in surrounding lesion, recurrent hypopyon or posterior chamber endophthalmitis with progressive shallowing of the anterior chamber; failure to respond to antibacterial treatment.
Based on X-ray images, KCOTs are categorized into four types: a) unilocular, which is the most common and accounts for 48.8% of tumors; b) multilobular, which includes many lobules that are not completely separated by the bony septum and accounts for 22.0% of tumors; c) scalloped, in which the mandible is eroded by the KCOT, producing a scallop-edged image containing many crenate shapes and which accounts for 20.7% of tumors, and d) multilocular, which accounts for 8.5% of tumors (4).
Effect of planting date on parasitism of broad bean (Vicia faba) by crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata).
The cotyledons (Figure 1B and C) are thin, green, petiolated and leaf-like; the leaf blade shows morphological diversity varying from ovate to parabolic, apex obtuse or roundish, base obtuse or straight, margin sinuate or crenate, and trinervous.
Type 2A KP is classified as patients having vitiligo localized to areas of repeated pressure or friction (e.g., elbows, knee, and knuckle) and type 2B KP is characterized by depigmented lesions clearly induced by trauma (i.e., artefactual lesions, punctiform, and crenate).
Lobes irregularly branched, laterally overlapped to somewhat crowded in the central parts, 6-12 mm wide, surface continuous to irregular, usually smooth in the apices, becoming rugose towards the center, sublustrous; apical zone rounded; margin smooth to slightly crenate, rarely with sublacinules, undulated.
It is commonly known as 'Orchid Cactus', 'Queen of the night' or 'Crenate Orchid Cactus'.
He distinguished four major types of scales in the Teleostei: cycloid, ctenoid (with three subtypes), crenate, and spinoid (ibid., pp.