noun (plural mucrones) Etymology: New Latin mucron-, mucro, from Latin, point, edge Date: 1646 an abrupt sharp terminal point or tip or process (as of a leaf) • mucronate adjective

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  • mucro — s. m. 1.  [Anatomia] Extremidade xifoide do esterno. = MÚCRON 2.  [Botânica] Ponta que termina certos órgãos vegetais.   ‣ Etimologia: latim mucro, onis, ponta …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Mucro — Mu cro, n. [L.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) A minute abrupt point, as of a leaf; any small, sharp point or process, terminating a larger part or organ. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mucro — (lat.), 1) Spitze; 2) (Bot.), die Weich od. Stachelspitze, ein dünner, kurzer, bald weicherer, bald härterer Stachel an der Spitze u. den Lappen von Blättern, auch an Blüthentheilen u. Früchten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • mucro — [myo͞o′krō] n. pl. mucrones [myo͞o krō′nēz] [ModL < L, sharp point < IE base * meuk , to scratch > Gr amychē, a scratch] Biol. a short, sharp point, tip, or process projecting abruptly from certain parts and organs, as at the end of a… …   English World dictionary

  • mucro — n.; pl. mucrones [L. mucro, sharp point] A small pointed projection, or spine like ending on a terminus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mucro — /myooh kroh/, n., pl. mucrones /myooh kroh neez/. Bot., Zool. a short point projecting abruptly, as at the end of a leaf. [1640 50; < NL, L mucro sharp point] * * * …   Universalium

  • mucro — A term applied to the pointed extremity of a structure. [L. point, sword] m. cordis obsolete term for apex of heart. m. sterni SYN: xiphoid process. * * * mu·cro myü .krō n …   Medical dictionary

  • mucro — mu•cro [[t]ˈmyu kroʊ[/t]] n. pl. mu•cro•nes [[t]myuˈkroʊ niz[/t]] pln zool. an abruptly projecting point, as at the end of a leaf or feather • Etymology: 1640–50; < NL, L mucrō point mu′cro•nate krə nɪt, ˌneɪt mu′cro•nat ed,adj …   From formal English to slang

  • mucro — n. (pl. mucrones) Bot. & Zool. a sharp pointed part or organ. Derivatives: mucronate adj. Etymology: L mucro onis sharp point …   Useful english dictionary

  • mucro — noun A pointed end, often sharp, abruptly terminating an organ. Examples include: A projection at the tip of a leaf; the posterior tip of a cuttlebone; the distal part of the furcula in Collembola …   Wiktionary

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