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mucro

[myoo-kroh] /ˈmyu kroʊ/
noun, plural mucrones
[myoo-kroh-neez] /myuˈkroʊ niz/ (Show IPA).
Botany, Zoology
1.
a short point projecting abruptly, as at the end of a leaf.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Neo-Latin, Latin mucrō sharp point
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  • Extending beyond the tip or margin as a mucro or awn.
British Dictionary definitions for mucro

mucro

/ˈmjuːkrəʊ/
noun (pl) mucrones (mjuːˈkrəʊniːz)
1.
(biology) a short pointed projection from certain parts or organs, as from the tip of a leaf
Word Origin
C17: from Latin mūcrō point
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