mucro

noun

mu·​cro ˈmyü-ˌkrō How to pronounce mucro (audio)
plural mucrones myü-ˈkrō-(ˌ)nēz How to pronounce mucro (audio)
: an abrupt sharp terminal point or tip or process (as of a leaf)
mucronate adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin mucron-, mucro, from Latin, point, edge

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mucro was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Mucro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucro. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

mucro

noun
mu·​cro ˈmyü-ˌkrō How to pronounce mucro (audio)
plural mucrones myü-ˈkrō-(ˌ)nēz How to pronounce mucro (audio)
: an abrupt sharp terminal point or tip or process
mucronate adjective
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