Runcinate


Pronunciation key

( runsi-nit )
( runsi-nāt′ )

run•ci•nate

adj.

Runcinate
Runcinate

[L. runcinatus pp. of runcinare, to plane off < runcina, a plane (formerly understood as "saw")].

  1. irregular saw-toothed, with teeth or lobes curved backwards as in some leaves.

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Leaf Margins Chart
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