crenulate


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crenulate

[′kren·əl‚āt]
(biology)
Having a minutely crenate margin.
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Antennal flagellum strongly crenulate on posterior surface, with deep concavity between flagellomeres; mandible not distinctly broad apically; posterior hypostomal carina unmodified, without a tooth; protibial spur with apex of rachis very short (less than one-third of malus length), with less than five elongate branches (not including apical portion of rachis); S3-S5 with distal margins distinctly convex; S5 with midapical row of spines medially projecting.
Apothecia immersed in the thallus or sessile, scattered, rarely in groups (2-3), (0.18-)0.2-0.6(-2.5) mm diam.; disc dark red, epruinose, thalline margin poorly developed, thin, entire, smooth to weakly crenulate. Ascospores ellipsoid to fusiform, straight or more or less curved, (2-)3-septate, 18-23(-25) x 5-7 [micro]m.
Elytra elongate, feebly widened posteriorly, strongly convex, superficially striate; striae faintly punctured, not crenulate; interstices flat, distinctly microreticulate, very sparsely and finely punctured.
Pronotal disc with shallow, small punctures regularly separated and distributed on disc, but less dense near posterior half of midline; lateral margins obtusely angled, widest just behind middle, lateral marginal bead irregularly crenulate, with long, slender setae; anterior marginal bead without setae; anterior angles obtuse, not prominent; posterior angles widely obtuse, rounded.
0- Scales of body cycloid, relatively large, and arranged in regular horizontal rows; scale margins weakly crenulate; predorsal scales extending forward to about middle of interorbital space; preopercle with 23 scale rows between its posterior angle and eye.
Pronotum broader than longer, sides crenulate, rounde d, hind an gles br oadly truncated, disc with deep and fine puncture, around sides feebly punctured with hard, suberrect vestiture, propleurae with depression for accomoding the anterior tarsi, base of prosternal spine with deep concavity; scutellum lobulate to subrectangular, medially keeled with dense hard vestiture; elytra widest at middle, gradually narrower behind, strial margin with grooved, interstriae with rows of hard, erect vestiture, apices rounded to truncated.
Mesonotum with a pair or cluster of tubercles or crenulate foliaceous lobes in central portion, which vary greatly in size and shape (Figs 21, 22).
The upper ends of the ribs weakly crenulate the suture.
gratum; (ii) perianth in fruit, with a staminodial ring forming a regular disk slightly crenulate in A.
A small plate (or tessera) which we interpret as an orbital plate (tessera) has one, 1 mm long, rather wide arcuate crenulate dentine ridge on the porous basal plate (Fig.
Pro- and retrodorsal and proventral carinae of femur complete, regularly granular; prolateral median carina of tall conical, unequal granules or small apophyses; retrolateral median carina homogeneously crenulate, ending in an acute conical apophysis near the base; retroventral carina not defined, replaced by a flattened area with subtle granulation.