noun spi·nule \ˈspī-(ˌ)nyül\

Definition of SPINULE

:  a minute spine
spi·nu·lose \ˈspī-nyə-ˌlōs\ adjective

Origin of SPINULE

Latin spinula, diminutive of spina thorn — more at spine
First Known Use: 1752


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