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muticous

or mu·ti·cate

[ myoo-ti-kuhs ]
/ ˈmyu tɪ kəs /
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adjective
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
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British Dictionary definitions for muticous

muticous
/ (ˈmjuːtɪkəs) /

adjective
botany lacking an awn, spine, or pointAlso: muticate

Word Origin for muticous

C19: from Latin muticus awnless, curtailed
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