Ser*ra"noid(?), n. [NL. Serranus, a typical genus (fr. L. serra a saw) + -oid.] (Zol.) Any fish of the family Serranid, which includes the striped bass, the black sea bass, and many other food fishes. -- a. (Zol.) Of or pertaining to the Serranid.
Ser"ra*ted(?), } a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. Sierra.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw.
(Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as,
Doubly serrate, having small serratures upon the large ones, as the leaves of the elm. --
Serrate-ciliate, having fine hairs, like the eyelashes, on the serratures; -- said of a leaf. --
Serrate-dentate, having the serratures toothed.
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