Definitions for: Serrate


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: notched, rough, saw-toothed, serrated, toothed

See Also: jag

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