muricated

muricate

[myoor-i-keyt]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
covered with short, sharp points.
Also, muricated.


Origin:
1655–65; < Latin mūricātus like a murex, equivalent to mūric- (stem of mūrex) murex + -ātus -ate1

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muricate or muricated (ˈmjʊərɪˌkeɪt)
 
adj
biology having a surface roughened by numerous short points: muricate stems
 
[C17: from Latin mūricātus pointed like a murex]
 
muricated or muricated
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin mūricātus pointed like a murex]

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