crenation vs scallop what difference

what is difference between crenation and scallop



Latin crenatus (scalloped, notched).


crenation (countable and uncountable, plural crenations)

  1. (biology) The contraction of, or formation of abnormal notchings around, the edges of a cell after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis, especially noticeable in red blood cells.
  2. (botany) A rounded tooth on the edge of a leaf.
  3. The condition of being crenate.


  • anorectin, container, cotarnine, narcotine


Alternative forms

  • scollop (rare, chiefly British)


From Old French escalope (shell). Related to scale and shell.


  • (US) IPA(key): (rhymes with trollop) /ˈskɑləp/, (rhymes with gallop) /ˈskæləp/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): (rhymes with trollop) /ˈskɑləp/, (rhymes with gallop) /ˈskæləp/
  • (traditional New England) IPA(key): (rhymes with trollop) /ˈskɑləp/
  • (UK) IPA(key): (rhymes with gallop) /ˈskɒləp/, (rhymes with trollop) /ˈskaləp/
  • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): (rhymes with gallop) /ˈskɛlɘp/, (rhymes with trollop) /ˈskɔlɘp/
  • (Ireland) IPA(key): (rhymes with gallop) /ˈskaləp/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): (rhymes with gallop) /ˈskaləp/
  • Rhymes: -æləp, -ɒləp


scallop (plural scallops)

  1. Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae which are free-swimming.
    Synonyms: (UK) scollop, (parts of Australia) sea scallop
  2. One of a series of curves, forming an edge similar to a scallop shell.
  3. (cooking) A fillet of meat, escalope.
  4. (cooking) A form of fried potato.
    Synonyms: (parts of Australia) potato cake, (parts of Australia) potato scallop
  5. A dish shaped like a scallop shell.

Usage notes

To specify bivalves, rather than fillets of meat or potatoes, sea scallop and similar terms may be used instead. This is particularly done when several of these are used, such as in cookbooks and in parts of Australia.

Derived terms

  • Yesso scallop (Mizuhopecten yessoensis)



scallop (third-person singular simple present scallops, present participle scalloping, simple past and past participle scalloped)

  1. To create or form an edge in the shape of a crescent or multiple crescents.
  2. (transitive) To bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form scalloped
  3. (intransitive) To harvest scallops


Further reading

  • scallop on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


  • callops

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