mucro

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

noun plural mucrones (mjuːˈkrəʊniːz)
  1. 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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