echinulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin echinulus (little hedgehog)

Adjective[edit]

echinulate (comparative more echinulate, superlative most echinulate)

  1. (biology) Having small spines or similar projections
    • 1970, Lewis Herrick Flint, Freshwater Red Algae of North America[1], page 76:
      An interesting feature of the plant was the occasional incidence of radiate, mostly unbranched bracts in the cystocarp, giving it an echinulate appearance.

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