mucro definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. mucrones
Biol. a short, sharp point, tip, or process projecting abruptly from certain parts and organs, as at the end of a leaf
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin sharp point ; from Indo-European base an unverified form meuk-, to scratch from source Classical Greek amychē, a scratch
mucro definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mu·cro·nes
A sharp, pointed part or organ, especially a sharp terminal point, as of a leaf or shell.
Origin: Latin mūcrō, mūcrōn-, sharp point.