muricate

adjective

mu·​ri·​cate
ˈmyu̇rəˌkāt,
-kə̇t
variants or less commonly muricated
-ˌkātə̇d
: roughened with sharp hard points compare echinate

Word History

Etymology

muricate from Latin muricatus pointed like a purple fish, from muric-, murex purple shell + -atus -ate; muricated from Latin muricatus + English -ed

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“Muricate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muricate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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