crenation

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Etymology[edit]

Latin crenatus (scalloped, notched).

Noun[edit]

crenation (countable and uncountable, plural crenations)

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  1. (biology) The contraction of, or formation of abnormal notchings around, the edges of a cell after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis, especially noticeable in red blood cells.
  2. (botany) A rounded tooth on the edge of a leaf.
  3. The condition of being crenate.

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