Echinulate
Echinulate E*chin"u*late, a. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Set with small spines or prickles.

Syn: echinate. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Echinulate — is an adjective describing the spiny, or spiky nature of some spores found in plants and fungi; an example is the auxiliary cell. The words derives from the same root as the prefix echino , meaning that the shape is similar to the porcupine… …   Wikipedia

  • echinulate — Prickly or spinous. Covered with small spines. SYN: echinate. [Mod. L. echinulus, dim. of L. echinus, hedgehog] * * * echi·nu·late i kin yə lət, kīn , .lāt adj 1) set with small spines or prickles <echinulate spores> 2) having a jagged… …   Medical dictionary

  • echinulate — /i kin yeuh lit, layt , i kuyn /, adj. (of a plant or animal) having a covering of prickles or small spines. [appar. ECHIN(US) + ULE + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • echinulate — adjective Having small spines or similar projections …   Wiktionary

  • echinulate — echin·u·late …   English syllables

  • echinulate —   a. having small spines.    ♦ echinuliform, a. like small spines …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • echinulate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • echinate — SYN: echinulate. * * * ech·i·nate (ekґĭ nāt) echinulate …   Medical dictionary

  • Echinate — Ech i*nate, Echinated Ech i*na ted, a. [L. echinatus. See {Echinus}.] Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled; as, an echinated pericarp. Syn: echinulate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Echinated — Echinate Ech i*nate, Echinated Ech i*na ted, a. [L. echinatus. See {Echinus}.] Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled; as, an echinated pericarp. Syn: echinulate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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