or ech·i·nat·ed

[ih-kahy-neyt, -nit, ek-uh-neyt, -nit or ek-uh-ney-tid]
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Origin of echinate

From the Latin word echīnātus, dating back to 1660–70. See echinus, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for echinate

barbed, prickly, pricky, thistly, bristling, spiky, spiny

British Dictionary definitions for echinate



  1. biology covered with spines, bristles, or bristle-like outgrowths
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