spinescent

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

spinescent (not comparable)

  1. Having a spine or spines.
  2. Terminating in a spine.

Usage notesEdit

This does not refer to spine in the sense of a backbone or book binding, but in the sense of "spiny". Cacti and sea urchins are spinescent.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 18:35