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 (krĕn′yə-lĭt, -lāt′) or cren·u·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Having a margin or contour with shallow, usually rounded notches and projections; finely notched or scalloped: a crenulate leaf; a crenulate coastline.

[New Latin crēnulātus, from crēnula, diminutive of Medieval Latin crēna, notch.]

cren′u·la′tion n.


(ˈkrɛnjʊˌleɪt; -lɪt) or


(Biology) having a margin very finely notched with rounded projections, as certain leaves
[C18: from New Latin crēnulātus, from crēnula, literally: a little notch; see crenel]


(ˈkrɛn yəˌleɪt, -lɪt)

also cren′u•lat`ed,

minutely crenate, as the margin of certain leaves.
[1785–95; < New Latin crēnulātus=crēnul(a), diminutive of crēna notch (see crenate) + -ātus -ate1]
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Adj.1.crenulate - having a margin with small rounded teeth; "a crenulate leaf"
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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