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n. pl. mu·cro·nes (myo͞o-krō′nēz)
A sharp, pointed part or organ, especially a sharp terminal point, as of a leaf or shell.
[Latin mūcrō, mūcrōn-, sharp point.]
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n, pl mucrones (mjuːˈkrəʊniːz)
(Biology) biology a short pointed projection from certain parts or organs, as from the tip of a leaf
[C17: from Latin mūcrō point]
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n., pl. mu•cro•nes (myuˈkroʊ niz)
an abruptly projecting point, as at the end of a leaf or feather.
[1640–50; < New Latin, Latin mucrō point]
mu′cro•nate (-krə nɪt, -ˌneɪt) mu′cro•nat`ed, adj.
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