jaculiferous

[ jak-yuh-lif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌdʒæk yəˈlɪf ər əs /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

having dartlike spines.

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Origin of jaculiferous

1850–55; <New Latin jaculifer dart-bearing (jaculi-, combining form of Latin jaculum dart + -fer-fer) + -ous; see jaculate
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