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The serrated edges of tiger shark teeth
 
A hunting knife with a serrated back edge
 
Serrated leaves of the stinging nettle, Urtica dioica

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin serrātus, past participle of serrō.

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serrate (comparative more serrate, superlative most serrate)

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

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

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serrate (third-person singular simple present serrates, present participle serrating, simple past and past participle serrated)

  1. To make serrate.

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