muricate

adjective mu·ri·cate \ˈmyu̇rəˌkāt, -kə̇t\
variants: less commonly

muricated

\-ˌkātə̇d\

Definition of muricate

  1. :  roughened with sharp hard points — compare echinate

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Origin and Etymology of muricate

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


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