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muticous

[myoo-ti-kuh s] /ˈmyu tɪ kəs/
adjective
1.
Botany. having no pointed process or awn; awnless.
2.
Also, mutic
[myoo-tik] /ˈmyu tɪk/ (Show IPA)
. Zoology. lacking certain defensive structures, as spines or claws.
Also, muticate.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin muticus curtailed; cf. mutilate
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British Dictionary definitions for mutic

muticous

/ˈmjuːtɪkəs/
adjective
1.
(botany) lacking an awn, spine, or point Also muticate
Word Origin
C19: from Latin muticus awnless, curtailed
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