pointed, abruptly terminated by a sharp spine

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  • Mucronate — Mu cro*nate, Mucronated Mu cro*na ted, a. [L. mucronatus, fr. mucro a sharp point: cf. F. mucron[ e].] Ending abruptly in a sharp point; abruptly tipped with a short and sharp point; as, a mucronate leaf. {Mu cro*nate*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mucronate — [myo͞o′krə nit, myo͞o′krənāt΄] adj. [ModL < L mucronatus] ending in a mucro, or sharp point: also mucronated mucronation n …   English World dictionary

  • mucronate — adjective see mucro …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mucronate — adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mucronate — mucronation, n. /myooh kroh nit, nayt /, adj. Bot., Zool. having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf. Also, mucronated. [1770 80; < NL, L mucronatus pointed, equiv. to mucron (s. of mucro) point, edge + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mucronate — adjective Terminating in a mucro (an abruptly tapering point or a sharp spine) such as at the end of a leaf. See Also: mucro, mucronation …   Wiktionary

  • mucronate — SYN: xiphoid. [L. mucronatus, pointed] * * * mu·cro·nate (muґkro nāt) [mucro + ate] 1. having a spinelike tip. 2. xiphoid (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • mucronate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having an end that tapers to a point: acicular, aciculate, aciculated, acuminate, acute, cuspate, cuspated, cuspidate, cuspidated, pointed, pointy, sharp. See SHARP …   English dictionary for students

  • mucronate — adj. pointed, having a point (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mucronate —   Ending abruptly in a sharp point or spur known as a mucro, e.g. the pointed apex of some Zamia macrostrobili, and the leaflets of Cycas basaltica …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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