Echinulate

Echinulate

[ih-kin-yuh-lit, -leyt, ih-kahyn-]
Echinulate is an adjective describing the spiny, or "spiky" nature of some spores found in plants and fungi; an example is the auxiliary cell. The words derives from the same root as the prefix echino, meaning that the shape is similar to the porcupine (whose family name is Echinoprocta).

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