Spinescence
Spinescence Spi*nes"cence, n. The state or quality of being spinescent or spiny; also, a spiny growth or covering, as of certain animals. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • spinescence — spi·nes·cence …   English syllables

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  • spinescent —   a. becoming or tending to be spiny; tapering.    ♦ spinescence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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