Definition of spinulose in English:

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spinulose

Pronunciation: /ˈspɪnjʊləʊs/

adjective

Botany & Zoology
Having small spines.
Example sentences
  • The terminals studied have the type of pollen morphology described by Nowicke: pantoporate, spinulose and punctate ektexine with very small, numerous, sparsely-distributed pores.
  • In it grow such ferns as adder's tongue fern, bog fern, Christmas fern, crested fern, Goldie's fern, maidenhair fern, New York fern, ostrich fern, and spinulose woodfern.
  • Oak fern and spinulose wood fern are common, along with strawberryleaf raspberry, threeleaf foamflower, and twisted-stalk.

Origin

Early 19th century: from modern Latin spinulosus, from spinula, diminutive of spina 'thorn, spine'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: spinu|lose

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