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  • as inpricky
  • as inthistly
  • as inthorny

synonyms for spinous

  • barbed
  • briery
  • bristling
  • bristly
  • echinate
  • prickly
  • spiked
  • spiky
  • spiny
  • stinging
  • thistly
  • prickly
  • spiky
  • arrowlike
  • barbed
  • briery
  • bristling
  • bristly
  • spiked
  • spiny
  • stinging
  • thistly
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How to use spinous in a sentence

Under a lens, they usually appear covered with spinous eminences, arranged like scales.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
The back bone receives its name, spine, or spinal column, from these spinous processes.
A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMYCATHERINE ESTHER BEECHER
The lower leaves of this plant are spinous and very glaucous, and the upper ones palmate.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The arches or spinous processes are the occipital crest, the parietals, the frontals, and the nasals.
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
The fifth and sixth generations are now growing without exhibiting the least tendency to revert to the spinous form.
ON THE GENESIS OF SPECIESST. GEORGE MIVART
It is covered with black spinous bristles from two to three inches long, shortest on the head and limbs.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MAMMALIA OF INDIA AND CEYLONROBERT A. STERNDALE
Small decorated paint pot with spinous protuberances to facilitate handling.
ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTIONS OBTAINEDJAMES STEVENSON
Small paint pot with spinous protuberances to facilitate handling.
ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTIONS OBTAINEDJAMES STEVENSON
Three small paint pots with spinous protuberances to facilitate handling.
ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTIONS OBTAINEDJAMES STEVENSON
Subspinous, sub-spī′nus, adj. somewhat spinous: under the spinal column, or a spinous process.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SPINOUS

  • barbed
  • briery
  • bristling
  • bristly
  • echinate
  • prickly
  • spiked
  • spiky
  • spinous
  • spiny
  • stinging
  • thistly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.