crenation


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cre·na·tion

 (krĭ-nā′shən)
n.
1. A rounded projection, as on the margin of a shell.
2. The condition or state of being crenate.
3. A process resulting from osmosis in which red blood cells, in a hypertonic solution, undergo shrinkage and acquire a notched or scalloped surface.
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crenation

(krɪˈneɪʃən) or

crenature

n
1. (Biology) any of the rounded teeth or the notches between them on a crenate structure
2. (Biology) a crenate formation or condition
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cre•na•tion

(krɪˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a rounded projection or tooth, as on the margin of a leaf.
2. (in erythrocytes) the state of being or becoming shrunken with a notched or indented edge.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.crenation - one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)crenation - one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
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Under 200 [micro]mol/L acetaldehyde, the microvilli on the cellular surface disappeared and exhibited a blurred contour, an uneven surface, visible tooth-like projections, and cellular crenation (Figure 4(g)).
Urine with a high specific gravity can also cause leucocyte crenation, which can impede the liberation of the esterases.
Cranial and pituitary magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a mass with a size of approximately 3x3,5x3 cm which filled the base of the sella, obstructed the suprasellar cistern, formed crenation in the base of the third ventricle, compressed the left optic nevre and the optic chiasma on the left with regular borders having the same intensity as the heterogeneous gray matter in the T1A and T2A sequences and contrast enhancement following intravenous injection of contrast material (Figure 2).