echinate

adjective
echi·nate | \ -nə̇t , -ˌnāt \
variants: or less commonly echinated \-ˌnātə̇d \

Definition of echinate 

: densely covered with stiff bristles or spines : prickly like a hedgehog — compare echinulate , muricate

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History and Etymology for echinate

echinate from Latin echinatus, from echin- + -atus -ate; echinated from Latin echinatus + English -ed

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