- a short point projecting abruptly, as at the end of a leaf.
Origin of mucro
1640–50; < New Latin, Latin mucrō sharp point
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Examples from the Web for mucro
The leaves are deciduous, and they are ovate, slightly hairy, and terminate in a mucro or stiff point.Botany for Ladies
The tail of this description of pup is in many instances armed with a mucro, or sharp point, emerging from its upper side.
In the genus Blaps F., the mucro that arms the apex of each elytrum is longer in the former sex than in the latter.
Sometimes the cox of the last mentioned sex are distinguished from those of the female by being armed by a mucro or spine.
Page 301: with a minute mucro, sub-chartaceous, puncticulate, strongly Changed puncticulate to punctulate.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
- biology a short pointed projection from certain parts or organs, as from the tip of a leaf
C17: from Latin mūcrō point
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