mucro

[ myoo-kroh ]
/ ˈmyu kroʊ /

noun, plural mu·cro·nes [myoo-kroh-neez] /myuˈkroʊ niz/. Botany, Zoology.

a short point projecting abruptly, as at the end of a leaf.

Nearby words

  1. mucous connective tissue,
  2. mucous gland,
  3. mucous membrane,
  4. mucous plug,
  5. mucoviscidosis,
  6. mucronate,
  7. mucrones,
  8. mucus,
  9. mud,
  10. mud bath

Origin of mucro

1640–50; < New Latin, Latin mucrō sharp point

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British Dictionary definitions for mucro

mucro

/ (ˈmjuːkrəʊ) /

noun plural mucrones (mjuːˈkrəʊniːz)

biology a short pointed projection from certain parts or organs, as from the tip of a leaf

Word Origin for mucro

C17: from Latin mūcrō point

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