Definition of mucronate in English:
adjectiveBotany & Zoology
Ending abruptly in a short sharp point or mucro.
- As discussed above, Carter retained Spirifer to include these species having a transversely subtrigonal to subsemicircular outline and alate, mucronate, or angular cardinal extremities in all growth stages.
- The strongly transverse mucronate outline was one of the major criteria used by Crickmay to erect Regelia.
- Zuckia and Grayia are further grouped by the perennial habit, the unique occurrence of sub-bladder type trichomes, conspicuous axillary buds, mucronate leaf apices, circular seeds, and exfoliating branches.
late 18th century: from Latin mucronatus, from mucro, mucron- 'point'.
Definition of mucronate in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia