Muricated
Muricate Mu"ri*cate, Muricated Mu"ri*ca`ted, a. [L. muricatus, fr. murex a pointed rock or stone.] Formed with sharp points; full of sharp points or of pickles; covered, or roughened, as a surface, with sharp points or excrescences. [1913 Webster]

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  • muricated — mu·ri·cat·ed …   English syllables

  • muricated — adjective see muricate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muricate — Mu ri*cate, Muricated Mu ri*ca ted, a. [L. muricatus, fr. murex a pointed rock or stone.] Formed with sharp points; full of sharp points or of pickles; covered, or roughened, as a surface, with sharp points or excrescences. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muricate — /myoor i kayt /, adj. Bot., Zool. covered with short, sharp points. Also, muricated. [1655 65; < L muricatus like a murex, equiv. to muric (s. of murex) MUREX + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sharpness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sharpness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sharpness sharpness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 acuity acuity acumination Sgm: N 1 spinosity spinosity GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 point point spike …   English dictionary for students

  • muricate — [myoor′i kit, myoor′əkāt΄] adj. [< L muricatus, pointed, shaped like a purple fish < murex,MUREX] rough, with short, sharp points: also muricated …   English World dictionary

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