Definition of spinose in English:


Line breaks: spin¦ose
Pronunciation: /ˈspʌɪnəʊs
, spʌɪˈnəʊs
(also spinous /ˈspʌɪnəs/)


chiefly Botany & Zoology
  • Having spines; spiny: spinose forms will need care in collecting
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    • The ocelli (eye-like spots) on the spinous dorsal fin of males are metallic blue, surrounded by a golden ring.
    • Reproductively active individuals may have a uniform dark gray body with pale abdominal striping and a pale margin on the spinous region of the dorsal fin.
    • With their narrow, subrectangular glabellas often carrying paired spines or nodes and spinose librigenal margins they resemble protaspides attributed to lichids.

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