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spinigerous (spaɪˈnɪdʒərəs)

  1. (esp of plants) bearing spines or thorns
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Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin spīnifer having spines, from Latin spīna a thorn, spine + ferre to bear
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Historical Examples

  • Note the spiniferous plate on the median line, and the large opening in the anterior portion of it.

    The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites

    Percy Edward Raymond