mucronate

[ myoo-kroh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈmyu kroʊ nɪt, -ˌneɪt /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.

Nearby words

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

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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British Dictionary definitions for mucronate

mucronate

mucronated

/ (ˈmjuːkrəʊnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /

adjective

terminating in a sharp point
Derived Formsmucronation, noun

Word Origin for mucronate

C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro

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