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echinulate

[ih-kin-yuh-lit, -leyt, ih-kahyn-] /ɪˈkɪn yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ɪˈkaɪn-/
adjective
1.
(of a plant or animal) having a covering of prickles or small spines.
Origin
apparently echin(us) + -ule + -ate1
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