Definitions for mucroˈmyu kroʊ; myuˈkroʊ niz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mu•croˈmyu kroʊ; myuˈkroʊ niz(n.)(pl.)mu•cro•nes
an abruptly projecting point, as at the end of a leaf or feather.
Category: Plants, Zoology
Origin of mucro:
1640–50; < NL, L mucrō point
mu′cro•nate-krə nɪt, -ˌneɪt(adj.)
A pointed end, often sharp, abruptly terminating an organ, such as a projection at the tip of a leaf; the posterior tip of a cuttlebone; or the distal part of the furcula in Collembola.
a minute abrupt point, as of a leaf; any small, sharp point or process, terminating a larger part or organ