crenation

noun
cre·​na·​tion | \ kri-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce crenation (audio) \

Definition of crenation

1a : 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

First Known Use of crenation

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for crenation

cren(ate) + -ation

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“Crenation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crenation. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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crenation

noun
cre·​na·​tion | \ kri-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce crenation (audio) \

Medical Definition of crenation

: shrinkage of red blood cells resulting in crenated margins

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