mucronate

[myoo-kroh-nit, -neyt] /ˈmyu kroʊ nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
Also, mucronated.
Origin
1770–80; < Neo-Latin, Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, equivalent to mūcrōn- (stem of mūcrō) point, edge + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
mucronation, noun
submucronate, adjective
submucronated, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for mucronate
mucronate or mucronated (ˈmjuːkrəʊnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
 
adj
terminating in a sharp point
 
[C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro]
 
mucronated or mucronated
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro]
 
mucro'nation or mucronated
 
n

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