[ spahy-nyool, spin-yool ]
/ ˈspaɪ nyul, ˈspɪn yul /
noun Zoology, Botany.
a small spine.
Related formsspin·u·lose [spin-yuh-lohs, spahy-nyuh-] /ˈspɪn yəˌloʊs, ˈspaɪ nyə-/, adjective
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This process has been one of time: the adhesion of the "spinule" took place in about sixteen hours after its escape from the egg.Omphalos|Philip Henry Gosse
British Dictionary definitions for spinule
/ (ˈspaɪnjuːl) /
biology a very small spine, thorn, or prickle
Derived Formsspinulose (ˈspaɪnjʊˌləʊs), adjective
Word Origin for spinule
C18: from Late Latin spīnula
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