spi·​nule ˈspī-(ˌ)nyül How to pronounce spinule (audio)
: a minute spine
spinulose adjective

Word History


Latin spinula, diminutive of spina thorn — more at spine

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spinule was in 1752

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Cite this Entry

“Spinule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinule. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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