[ pri-mawrs ]
/ prɪˈmɔrs /
having the end irregularly truncate, as if bitten or broken off.
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Example sentences from the Web for premorse
Premorse: as if bitten off: with a blunt or jagged termination.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for premorse
/ (prɪˈmɔːs) /
biology appearing as though the end had been bitten offa premorse leaf
Word Origin for premorse
C18: from Latin praemorsus bitten off in front, from praemordēre, from prae in front + mordēre to bite
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