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 (lə-sĭn′ē-ĭt, -āt′)
1. Having a fringe; fringed.
2. Shaped or formed like a fringe, as a ligament.
3. Slashed into narrow pointed lobes: a laciniate leaf.

[Latin lacinia, fringe, hem + -ate.]

la·cin′i·a′tion n.
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(ləˈsɪnɪˌeɪt; -ɪt) or


1. (Biology) biology jagged: a laciniate leaf.
2. having a fringe
[C17: from Latin lacinia flap]
laˌciniˈation n
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Adj.1.laciniate - having edges irregularly and finely slashed; "a laciniate leaf"
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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