Definition of Crenature

1. Noun. One of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.).

Exact synonyms: Crenation, Crenel, Crenelle, Scallop
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
Derivative terms: Scallop, Scallop



Definition of Crenature

1. n. A rounded tooth or notch of a crenate leaf, or any part that is crenate; -- called also crenelle.

Definition of Crenature

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crenature

crena cordis
crenarchaea
crenarchaeal
crenarchaeon
crenarchaeota
crenarchaeotal
crenarchaeote
crenas
crenate
crenate leaf
crenated
crenately
crenates
crenation
crenations
crenature (current term)
crenatures
crenel
crenelate
crenelated
crenelated molding
crenelated moldings
crenelates
crenelating
crenelation
crenelations
creneled
creneling
crenellate
crenellated

Literary usage of Crenature

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

1. The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the by John Lindley, William Hutton (1833)
"The leaflets were oblong, rather dilated at their base, and divided on each side into about six entire crenature«, which become gradually smaller towards ..."

2. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"Diminutive of Crenate, ie with small crenature». Crested. Furnished with any elevated line, ridge, or conspicuous elevation on the surface, especially such ..."

3. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands: A Description of Their Phanerogams and by William Hillebrand (1888)
"Sori numerous, intramarginal, discreet, in a line alon,s tin- upper edge, one for each crenature. Invol. small, curved or reniform, its outer margin falling ..."

4. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John by Elisha Kent Kane (1856)
"... 3-4 at the base of each peduncle; leaflets cuneate, with dilated crenate margins, each crenature having a blunt mucro. Scape thick, naked, one-flowered, ..."

5. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1907)
"... ciliate on the margin and aristate at the apex of each crenature; petioles 1-2 cm. long, glandular and villous, with long spreading white hairs; ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"... in crenature» of the angles with scanty wool and an occasional bristle: fls. greenish white, ..."

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