muticous

muticous

[myoo-ti-kuhs]
adjective
1.
Botany. having no pointed process or awn; awnless.
2.
Also, mutic [myoo-tik] . Zoology. lacking certain defensive structures, as spines or claws.
Also, muticate.


Origin:
1855–60; < Latin muticus curtailed; cf. mutilate

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muticous (ˈmjuːtɪkəs)
 
adj
botany Also: muticate lacking an awn, spine, or point
 
[C19: from Latin muticus awnless, curtailed]

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