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spinose

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

Definition of spinose in English:

adjective

chiefly Botany & Zoology
Having spines; spiny: spinose forms will need care in collecting
More example sentences
  • 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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