spinule

noun
spi·​nule | \ ˈspī-(ˌ)nyül How to pronounce spinule (audio) \

Definition of spinule

: a minute spine

Other Words from spinule

spinulose \ ˈspī-​nyə-​ˌlōs How to pronounce spinule (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of spinule

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spinule

Latin spinula, diminutive of spina thorn — more at spine

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The first known use of spinule was in 1752

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“Spinule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinule. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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