[ spahy-nyool, spin-yool ]
/ ˈspaɪ nyul, ˈspɪn yul /
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noun Zoology, Botany.
a small spine.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM spinulespin·u·lose [spin-yuh-lohs, spahy-nyuh-], /ˈspɪn yəˌloʊs, ˈspaɪ nyə-/, adjective
Words nearby spinule
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Example sentences from the Web for spinule
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
From every corner of the hexagons (between three pores) arises a very thin, hair-like, short radial spinule.
British Dictionary definitions for spinule
/ (ˈspaɪnjuːl) /
biology a very small spine, thorn, or prickle
Derived forms of spinulespinulose (ˈspaɪnjʊˌləʊs), adjective
Word Origin for spinule
C18: from Late Latin spīnula
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