crenation definition

  • noun:
    • A rounded projection, as on the margin of a shell.
    • the problem or state of being crenate.
    • an ongoing process resulting from osmosis where purple blood cells, in a hypertonic solution, undergo shrinking and find a notched or scalloped surface.
    • The contraction of, or formation of abnormal notchings around, the sides of a cell after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the lack of water through osmosis, specially noticeable in red blood cells.
    • A rounded enamel in the side of a leaf.
    • the healthiness of being crenate.
    • A rounded tooth from the side of a leaf.
    • the health of being crenate.
    • Same as crenature.
    • one of a series of curved projections (or even the notches among them) formed by curves along an edge (whilst the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth and/or margin of a shell or a shriveled red bloodstream cellular noticed in a hypertonic solution etc.)

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