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crenate, crenulate

closeup of margin of median lobe of prementum, Chalk-fronted Corporal - Ladona julia Strongylium crenatum Paracyphononyx funereus - Paracyphononyx - male Pterostichus crenicollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (C)
No Taxon crenate, crenulate
Explanation of Names
From Latin crena, a notch.
crenate, crenulate, adjective - furnished with small blunt teeth, which take the form of segments of small circles (Jardine). Crenulate refers to smaller, more even, perhaps tooth-like, projections (Gordh and Headrick).
Print References
Gordh and Headrick, pp. 241-242 (1)
Jardine, entry for crenate, crenulate (2)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.
2.Jardine's Dictionary of Entomology