crenation

noun

cre·​na·​tion kri-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce crenation (audio)
1
a
: a crenate formation
especially : one of the rounded projections on an edge (as of a coin)
b
: the quality or state of being crenate
2
: shrinkage of red blood cells resulting in crenate margins

Word History

Etymology

cren(ate) + -ation

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of crenation was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Crenation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crenation. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

crenation

noun
cre·​na·​tion kri-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce crenation (audio)
: shrinkage of red blood cells resulting in crenated margins
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