or mu·ri·cat·ed

[ myoo r-i-keyt or myoor-i-key-tid ]
/ ˈmyʊər ɪˌkeɪt or ˈmyʊər ɪˌkeɪ tɪd /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

covered with short, sharp points.


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Origin of muricate

1655–65; < Latin mūricātus like a murex, equivalent to mūric- (stem of mūrex) murex + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for muricate



/ (ˈmjʊərɪˌkeɪt) /


biology having a surface roughened by numerous short pointsmuricate stems

Word Origin for muricate

C17: from Latin mūricātus pointed like a murex
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