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Meaning of spinescent

spi•nes•cent

Pronunciation: (spī-nes'unt), [key]
— adj.
    1. becoming spinelike.
    2. ending in a spine.
    3. bearing spines.
  1. somewhat spinelike; coarse, as hair.
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