Chiefly Biology. notched on the edge like a saw:
a serrate leaf.
Numismatics. (of a coin) having a grooved edge.
verb (used with object), serrated, serrating.
to make serrate or serrated:
He serrated the knives so they would cut meat easily.
adjective (ˈsɛrɪt; -eɪt)
(of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth
having a notched or sawlike edge
(transitive) to make serrate
serrate ser·rate (sěr’āt’) or ser·rat·ed (-ā’tĭd)
Having or forming a row of small, sharp, projections resembling the teeth of a saw.
Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections.
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.
adjective 1. pressed together or compacted, as soldiers in rows: serried troops. verb (used with or without object), serried, serrying. Archaic. 1. to crowd closely together. adjective 1. in close or compact formation: serried ranks of troops