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muticous

or mu·ti·cate

[myoo-ti-kuh s]
adjective
  1. Botany. having no pointed process or awn; awnless.
  2. 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

adjective
  1. botany lacking an awn, spine, or pointAlso: muticate
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Word Origin for muticous

C19: from Latin muticus awnless, curtailed
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