echinate

or ech·i·nat·ed

[ ih-kahy-neyt, -nit, ek-uh-neyt, -nit or ek-uh-ney-tid ]
/ ɪˈkaɪ neɪt, -nɪt, ˈɛk əˌneɪt, -nɪt or ˈɛk əˌneɪ tɪd /

adjective

bristly; prickly.

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Origin of echinate

From the Latin word echīnātus, dating back to 1660–70. See echinus, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for echinate

echinate

echinated

/ (ˈɛkɪˌneɪt) /

adjective

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