- having the end irregularly truncate, as if bitten or broken off.
Origin of premorse
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Premorse: as if bitten off: with a blunt or jagged termination.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- biology appearing as though the end had been bitten offa premorse leaf
C18: from Latin praemorsus bitten off in front, from praemordēre, from prae in front + mordēre to bite