[ myoo-ti-kuh s ]
/ ˈmyu tɪ kəs /
Botany. having no pointed process or awn; awnless.
Also mu·tic [myoo-tik] /ˈmyu tɪk/. Zoology. lacking certain defensive structures, as spines or claws.
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Origin of muticous
1855–60; < Latin muticus curtailed; cf. mutilate
Words nearby muticous
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British Dictionary definitions for muticous
/ (ˈmjuːtɪkəs) /
botany lacking an awn, spine, or pointAlso: muticate
Word Origin for muticous
C19: from Latin muticus awnless, curtailed
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