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Meaning of SERRATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'serit, [v]'sereyt, 'ser`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
  2. [v]  make saw-toothed or jag the edge of; "serrate the edges of the teeth"

SERRATE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: notched, rough, saw-toothed, serrated, toothed
 See Also: jag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ser"rate\, Serrated \Ser"ra*ted\, a. [L. serratus, fr.
serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting
instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.]
1. Notched on the edge, like a saw.

2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as,
   serrate leaves.

{Doubly serrate}, having small serratures upon the large
   ones, as the leaves of the elm.

{Serrate-ciliate}, having fine hairs, like the eyelashes, on
   the serratures; -- said of a leaf.

{Serrate-dentate}, having the serratures toothed.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Toothed, with asymmetrical teeth pointing forward.