muticous


muticous
/myooh"ti keuhs/, adj.
1. Bot. having no pointed process or awn; awnless.
2. Also, mutic /myooh"tik/. Zool. lacking certain defensive structures, as spines or claws.
Also, muticate.
[1855-60; < L muticus curtailed; cf. MUTILATE]

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  • muticous — [myo͞ot′i kəs] adj. [L muticus, curtailed, docked, var. of mutilus: see MUTILATE] Bot. lacking a point or awn; blunt …   English World dictionary

  • Muticous — Mutic Mu tic, Muticous Mu ti*cous, a. [L. muticus, for mutilus. See {Mutilate}.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Without a point or pointed process; blunt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muticous — mu·ti·cous …   English syllables

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  • Mutic — Mu tic, Muticous Mu ti*cous, a. [L. muticus, for mutilus. See {Mutilate}.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Without a point or pointed process; blunt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mutic —   a. Zoology, lacking normal defensive parts, as claws, etc.    ♦ muticous, a. lacking a point …   Dictionary of difficult words