mucro

[myoo-kroh]
noun, plural mucrones [myoo-kroh-neez] . Botany, Zoology.
a short point projecting abruptly, as at the end of a leaf.

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin, Latin mucrō sharp point

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mucro (ˈmjuːkrəʊ)
 
n , pl mucrones
biology a short pointed projection from certain parts or organs, as from the tip of a leaf
 
[C17: from Latin mūcrō point]

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Extending beyond the tip or margin as a mucro or awn.
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