thornlike
adjective see thorn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thornlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a thorn especially in sharpness or irritating quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spine — 1) The column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects the spinal cord. The spine can be categorized according to level of the body: i.e., cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and middle back), and lumbar spine… …   Medical dictionary

  • Maia squinado — Thornback Thorn back , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A European skate ({Raia clavata}) having thornlike spines on its back. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The large European spider crab or king crab ({Maia squinado}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raia clavata — Thornback Thorn back , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A European skate ({Raia clavata}) having thornlike spines on its back. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The large European spider crab or king crab ({Maia squinado}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thornback — Thorn back , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A European skate ({Raia clavata}) having thornlike spines on its back. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The large European spider crab or king crab ({Maia squinado}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorn — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German dorn thorn, Sanskrit tṛṇa grass, blade of grass Date: before 12th century 1. a woody plant bearing sharp impeding processes (as prickles or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uncinate — adj. [L. uncinus, hook] 1. Hooked or barbed at the end; unciniform. 2. (PORIFERA) Pertaining to megascleres, a fusiform oxea with thornlike spines …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chondrichthian — /kon drik thee euhn/, n. any member of the class Chondrichthyes, comprising the cartilaginous fishes. [ < NL, equiv. to chondr CHONDR + Gk ichthýes (pl.) fish] * * * ▪ fish class Introduction class name  Chondrichthyes,  or  Selachii    any… …   Universalium

  • spinal — spinally, adv. /spuyn l/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a spine or thornlike structure, esp. to the backbone. n. 2. Med. a spinal anesthetic. [1570 80; < LL spinalis, equiv. to L spin(a) SPINA + alis AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • thorn — thornless, adj. thornlike, adj. /thawrn/, n. 1. a sharp excrescence on a plant, esp. a sharp pointed aborted branch; spine; prickle. 2. any of various thorny shrubs or trees, esp. the hawthorns belonging to the genus Crataegus, of the rose family …   Universalium

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