a genus of rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria that are saprophytic on decaying plant or animal materials.
adjective 1. Chiefly Biology. notched on the edge like a saw: a serrate leaf. 2. Numismatics. (of a coin) having a grooved edge. 3. serrated. verb (used with object), serrated, serrating. 4. to make serrate or serrated: He serrated the knives so they would cut meat easily. adjective (ˈsɛrɪt; -eɪt) 1. (of leaves) having a […]
noun 1. serrated condition or form. 2. a serrated edge or formation. 3. one of the notches or teeth of such an edge or formation. noun 1. the state or condition of being serrated 2. a row of notches or toothlike projections on an edge 3. a single notch serration ser·ra·tion (sə-rā’shən, sě-) n. The […]
serrefine serre·fine (sâr-fēn’, sěr-) n. A small spring forceps used for approximating the edges of a wound, or for temporarily closing an artery during surgery.
[sair-pap-yey; French ser-pa-pyey] /ˌsɛər pæpˈyeɪ; French sɛr paˈpyeɪ/ noun, plural serre-papiers [sair-pap-yeyz; French ser-pa-pyey] /sɛər pæpˈyeɪz; French sɛr paˈpyeɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. cartonnier.