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mucronate

[ myoo-kroh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈmyu kroʊ nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM mucronate

mu·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 forms of mucronate

mucronation, noun

Word Origin for mucronate

C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro
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