muricate(redirected from muricated)
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mu·ri·cate(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.]
(Biology) biology having a surface roughened by numerous short points: muricate stems.
[C17: from Latin mūricātus pointed like a murex]
covered with short, sharp spines or prickles.