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saw-toothed

(sô′to͞otht′)
adj.
1. Having teeth resembling the teeth of a saw: saw-toothed sharks.
2. often saw·tooth (-to͞oth′) Having a jagged or zigzag pattern, outline, or course; serrate: a saw-toothed mountain range; a sawtooth curve.

saw′-toothed`



adj.
having sawlike teeth; serrate.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saw-toothed - notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apexsaw-toothed - notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
References in classic literature ?
They were clad in brilliantly-painted cloths, and the soldiers were armed with the saw-toothed war-club, the bow and arrows barbed and poisoned with the juice of the euphorbium, the cutlass, the "sima," a long sabre (also with saw-like teeth), and some small battle-axes.
* The edges of poison ivy leaves are never saw-toothed or scalloped.
The Aonach Eagach is the saw-toothed ridge that savagely bites into the sky atop the massive wall of rock guarding the northern side of Glen Coe.
The commonest recognized histopathological features were saw-toothed rete ridges/ irregular acanthosis, vacuolar degeneration of basal layer and band like infiltrate in our study.
'Among the more important pests are the granary weevil, rice weevil, lesser grain borer, Angoumois grain moth, confused flour beetle and the saw-toothed grain beetle.
The leaf edges may be smooth, saw-toothed or lobed.
The answer, they say, may be relatively simple - with developing pearls having a saw-toothed, or ratchet-like, surface.
Writing in a journal of the American Chemical society, they say the spherical shape results from a developing pearl's saw-toothed, or ratchet-like, surface, a texture that creates forces that cause the pearl to turn inside the oyster's tissues in response to movements in the environment.
Around 125 million years ago, the popular resort was a favourite fang-out for the 25ft long saw-toothed neovenator.
During some woodland action sequences, the hapless dwarves spring up and down like circus acts, their stilts covered in black trousers with saw-toothed edges.
The patient was taken to theatre for exploration, where a 4 cm saw-toothed fish bone (Fig.
LUNAR VISTA THE route was weather-beaten, winding, the landscape spectacular, It was like nothing I'd seen anywhere; We climbed up and up through the mountains, Saw-toothed, ragged, jutting above and beyond, The sprawling valleys, Snow-capped peaks nestled, irregular, defiant, as they had done for millions of years, Was it beautiful or desolate?