variants or less commonly echinated
: densely covered with stiff bristles or spines : prickly like a hedgehog compare echinulate , muricate

Word History


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

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“Echinate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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