rough, with short, sharp points
Origin of muricate; from Classical Latin muricatus, pointed, shaped like a purple fish ; from murex, murex
Covered with many short spines.
Origin of muricateLatin m&umacron;ricatus, shaped like a murex, pointed, from m&umacron;rex, murex.
- (biology) covered with short rough points or studs
- (mycology) covered with crystals