Definition of Serrate

1. Verb. Make saw-toothed or jag the edge of. "Serrate the edges of the teeth"

Generic synonyms: Jag
Derivative terms: Serration

2. Adjective. Notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex.
Exact synonyms: Notched, Saw-toothed, Serrated, Toothed
Similar to: Rough

Definition of Serrate

1. a. Notched on the edge, like a saw.

Definition of Serrate

1. Adjective. Having tooth-like projections on one side, as in a saw. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) (qualifier leaves) Having tooth-like projections pointed away from the petiole. ¹

3. Verb. To make serrate. ¹

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Definition of Serrate

1. to furnish with toothlike projections [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES]

Medical Definition of Serrate

1. Drosophila locus. Gene product contains 14 repeats of the EGF like domain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serrate

serranid fish
serrate (current term)
serrate leaf
serrate suture
serrated wrack
serratia infections

Literary usage of Serrate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Low shrub, with striped dark brown branches: Ivs. elliptic- oblong to oblong, acute at both ends, simply or doubly serrate, almost glabrous, 1-3 in. long: ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Tree, occasionally to 100 ft., with orange-red bark: branchlets glabrous, lustrous: Ivs. ovate, acuminate, rounded at the base, sharply and doubly serrate, ..."

3. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"... ciliate-serrate; on the upper side eared and dagger-p«inted, on the lower side wedge-form at the base; the upper fruit bearing ones smaller: stipe and ..."

4. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1846)
"leaves oblong, rather obtuse, glabrous, remotely serrate, entire near the summit, glaucous beneath; stipules deciduous, lanceolate, serrate; aments flower ..."

5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Leaves oblong, or broadly lanceolate, acuminate at the apex, narrowed at the base, petioled, sharply serrate with somewhat spreading teeth, or laciniate, ..."

6. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"2-Í-) leaves in fours or fives, petioled. lance ovate, serrate, rugose-vein ed. ... leaves petioled, obovate lanceolate, slightly serrate at the summit ..."

7. A Class-book of Botany by Alphonso Wood (1851)
"serrate, having sharp teeth pointing forward like the teeth of a saw Ex Rosa. ... If they are themselves serrate, it is doubly serrate. 4. ..."

8. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"Leaves oblong-lanceolate, acute, finely and acutely serrate, entire near the ... Leaves oblong, rather obtuse, glabrous, remotely serrate, entire near the ..."

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