Definition of Runcinate

1. Adjective. Having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves.

Similar to: Rough



Definition of Runcinate

1. a. Pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downwards, as the leaf of the dandelion.

Definition of Runcinate

1. Adjective. (botany of leaves) Having tooth-like projections pointing away from the apex. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany of leaves) Having a lacerated aspect with the projection pointing away from the apex, like dandelion leaves. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Runcinate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Runcinate

1. Deeply lobed and with the lobes slanted away from the apex. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Runcinate

runaway behaviour
runaway bride
runaway electrons
runaway pacemaker
runaway robin
runaways
runback
runbacks
runbook
runcation
runch
runches
runcible
runcible spoon
runcible spoons
runcinate (current term)
runcinate leaf
rund
rundale
rundales
rundel
rundels
rundle
rundled
rundles
rundlet
rundlets
rundown
rundowns
runds

Literary usage of Runcinate

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... mostly smooth and glaucous, summer-flowering: Ivs. usually clasping entire, toothed or runcinate- ..."

2. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"Lower Leaves large and runcinate, the upper ones somewhat hastate. Flowers on long, very slender racemes, very small. Corolla pale yellow, a little longer ..."

3. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by William Jackson Hooker (1830)
"... leaves of this species are deeply runcinate, and form a striking contrast in the dark colour of their upper surface with the white of the lower side. ..."

4. The Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art (1842)
"... with the stalk growing from the middle of it—14 deltoid, or something like the Greek letter Delta—15 runcinate— 16 lyrate, or guitar shaped—17 lobed—18 ..."

5. A Popular Description of the Indigenous Plants of Lanarkshire: With a by William Patrick (1831)
"runcinate leaf, like the leaf of the dandelion. SAGITTATE, arrow-shaped. Salver-shaped, a blossom of one petal, the lower part tubular, the upper flat and ..."

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