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mucronate

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[myoo-kroh-nit, -neyt] /ˈmyu kroʊ nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
Origin of mucronate
1770-1780
1770-80; < New Latin, Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, equivalent to mūcrōn- (stem of mūcrō) point, edge + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
mucronation, noun
submucronate, adjective
submucronated, adjective
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mucronate

/ˈmjuːkrəʊnɪt; -ˌneɪt/
adjective
1.
terminating in a sharp point
Derived Forms
mucronation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro
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