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echinulate

[ih-kin-yuh-lit, -leyt, ih-kahyn-]
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  1. (of a plant or animal) having a covering of prickles or small spines.
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Origin of echinulate

apparently echin(us) + -ule + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for echinulate

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  • Echinulate, term applied to minute spinous processes, on the spores for example.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

    George Francis Atkinson

  • The sporidia in many cases are large, reticulated, echinulate or verrucose, and mostly somewhat globose.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

  • The spores are more or less globose, and rough or echinulate, at least in many species.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke