mucronate

[myoo-kroh-nit, -neyt]
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Sometimes mu·cro·nat·ed [myoo-kroh-ney-tid] /ˈmyu kroʊˌneɪ tɪd/.

Origin of mucronate

1770–80; < New Latin, Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, equivalent to mūcrōn- (stem of mūcrō) point, edge + -ātus -ate1
Related formsmu·cro·na·tion, nounsub·mu·cro·nate, adjectivesub·mu·cro·nat·ed, adjective
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mucronate

mucronated

adjective
  1. terminating in a sharp point
Derived Formsmucronation, noun

Word Origin for mucronate

C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro
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