- having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
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
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Examples from the Web for mucronate
Corniform: like the horn of an ox: a long, mucronate or pointed process.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Conelets subterminal, or lateral and subterminal, mucronate.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
In Sesleria the apex is rounded with a short, sharp, prickle-like median projection (mucronate).Grasses
H. Marshall Ward
Occasionally the mucronate distal end appears to be the result of intentional termination of serrating at the distal end.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types
James W. Cambron
Anthers oblong-linear or arrow-shaped, mucronate, inserted in the throat.
- terminating in a sharp point
C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro