Definition of muricate in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͝oriˌkāt/ Pronunciation: /-kit/
(also muricated)


Botany & Zoology
Studded with short rough points.
Example sentences
  • For example, a specimen-dependent (not species-dependent) character such as the pustules of the muricate texture ranks first from the ninth harmonic.
  • The group was initially characterized by small and globular taxa with a muricate funnel-pore wall texture.
  • When dried, the emergences are sometimes difficult to see, resembling flattened, near-hyaline scales or giving the calyx wall a muricate or roughened appearance.


Mid 17th century: from Latin muricatus 'shaped like a murex'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mu·ri·cate

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.