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  • spinelike — adjective Resembling a spine (spike or bristle) or some aspect of one. Syn: bristlelike, spiny …   Wiktionary

  • Spinous —    Spinelike; prickly …   Forensic science glossary

  • stomatopod integumental ornamentation — (Order Stomatopoda): Armature and ornamentation of carapace, thoracic somites, abdomen, and telson; name types include: Carinae: (a) intermediate. Between sudmedian and lateral carinae on each side of carapace. (b) lateral. Between intermediate… …   Crustacea glossary

  • spinescent — spinescence, n. /spuy nes euhnt/, adj. 1. Bot. a. becoming spinelike. b. ending in a spine. c. bearing spines. 2. Zool. somewhat spinelike; coarse, as hair. [1785 95; < LL spinescent (s. of spinescens, prp. of spinescere to grow thorny). See… …   Universalium

  • spur — [spʉr] n. [ME spure < OE spura, akin to Ger sporn < IE base * sp(h)er , to jerk, push with the foot > SPURN, Sans sphurāti, (he) kicks away, L spernere, lit., to push away] 1. any of various pointed devices worn on the heel by the rider… …   English World dictionary

  • spinous process — noun : spine 3e: as a. : the median spinelike or platelike dorsal process of the neural arch of a vertebra : neural spine b. : a sharp posterior prolongation on each greater wing of the sphenoid bone c. : a process on the head of the t …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acanthopterygii — Ac an*thop ter*yg i*i, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? thorn + ? fin, dim. fr. ? wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of fishes having some of the rays of the dorsal, ventral, and anal fins unarticulated and spinelike, as the perch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acanthopterygious — Ac an*thop ter*yg i*ous, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having fins in which the rays are hard and spinelike; spiny finned. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aristate — A*ris tate, a. [L. aristatus, fr. arista. See {Arista}.] 1. (Bot.) Having a pointed, beardlike process, as the glumes of wheat; awned. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a slender, sharp, or spinelike tip. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rostra — Rostrum Ros trum ( tr[u^]m), n.; pl. L. {Rostra}, E. {Rostrums}. [L., beak, ship s beak, fr. rodere, rosum, to gnaw. See {Rodent}.] 1. The beak or head of a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. ({Rostra}) (Rom. Antiq.) The Beaks; the stage or platform in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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