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 (myo͝or′ĭ-kāt′) also mu·ri·cat·ed (-kā′tĭd)
Covered with many short spines.

[Latin mūricātus, shaped like a murex, pointed, from mūrex, murex.]
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(ˈmjʊərɪˌkeɪt) or


(Biology) biology having a surface roughened by numerous short points: muricate stems.
[C17: from Latin mūricātus pointed like a murex]
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(ˈmyʊər ɪˌkeɪt)

also mu′ri•cat`ed,

covered with short, sharp spines or prickles.
[1655–65; < Latin mūricātus like a murex =mūric- (s. of mūrex) murex + -ātus -ate1]
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colliculata is easily separated from the species that have seeds with smooth, muricate, muriculate, papillate or colliculate with inflated cells surfaces.
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