a small spine.
- spin·u·lose [spin-yuh-lohs, spahy-nyuh-], /ˈspɪn yəˌloʊs, ˈspaɪ nyə-/, adjective
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How to use spinule in a sentence
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
biology a very small spine, thorn, or prickle
- spinulose (ˈspaɪnjʊˌləʊs), adjective
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