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covered with or having spines; thorny, as a plant.
armed with or bearing sharp-pointed processes, as an animal.
adjective (biology)
resembling a spine or thorn: the spinous process of a bone
having spines or spiny projections
another word for spinose

spinous spi·nous (spī’nəs)
Relating to, shaped like, or having a spine or spines.


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