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echinate

[ih-kahy-neyt, -nit, ek-uh-neyt, -nit] /ɪˈkaɪ neɪt, -nɪt, ˈɛk əˌneɪt, -nɪt/
adjective
1.
bristly; prickly.
Also, echinated.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin echīnātus. See echinus, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for echinate

echinate

/ˈɛkɪˌneɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) covered with spines, bristles, or bristle-like outgrowths
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