spinule

noun
spi·​nule | \ˈspī-(ˌ)nyül \

Definition of spinule 

: a minute spine

Other Words from spinule

spinulose \ˈspī-​nyə-​ˌlōs \ 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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