AskDefine | Define serrate

Dictionary Definition

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

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  1. Having tooth-like projections on one side, as in a saw.
    Many click beetles have serrate antennae.
  2. qualifier leaves Having tooth-like projections pointed away from the petiole.

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Usage notes

Serrate is used in some scientific communities; for common usage, serrated is typically the more appropriate term.



  1. Plural of serrata


  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, serrare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, serrare#Italian|serrare

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