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spinule

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noun spi·nule \ˈspī-(ˌ)nyül\

Definition of spinule

  1. :  a minute spine

spinulose play \ˈspī-nyə-ˌlōs\ adjective


Origin of spinule

Latin spinula, diminutive of spina thorn — more at spine


First Known Use: 1752


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