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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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Adj.1.crenated - 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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The colonies of Pestalotiopsis on PDA were whitish with crenated edges and aerial mycelium.
(Figures 1, 2) Also on day-2, erythrocytes began to show poikilocytosis with crenated forms and cytoplasmic spikes (burr cells, echinocytes).
In general, the sertoli cells lost their long cytoplasmic extensions after enzymatic digestion and were transformed into round cells with crenated edges (10).
Urine microscopy revealed few crenated red blood cells and granular casts and no growth on culture.
In Visceral leishmaniasis marrow shows several changes which includes presence of LD bodies decreased myeloid-erythroid ratio indicating relative suppression of myelopoiesis, increased number of plasma cells, presence of giant metamyelocytes indicating suppression of cell division, presence of juvenile megakaryocytes signifying increased formation of platelets to meet demand caused by increased destruction in hyperactive spleen, presence of micronormoblasts in aggregates indicating splenic hyperactivity and crenated LD bodies with deformed cell membranes in cases of treated kala-azar.11 The cases diagnosed with visceral Leishmaniasis in this study depicted some of the changes like plasma cell prominence and increased number of macrophages.