adj. [Gr. echinos, spiny]
Set with prickles; spinous; having some or all of the surface of the body covered with spines.

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  • Echinate — Ech i*nate, Echinated Ech i*na ted, a. [L. echinatus. See {Echinus}.] Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled; as, an echinated pericarp. Syn: echinulate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • echinate — [ek′i nāt΄, e kī′nit] adj. [L echinatus < echinus, ECHINUS] covered with prickles; bristling, as a porcupine: also echinated …   English World dictionary

  • echinate — /i kuy nayt, nit, ek euh nayt , nit/, adj. bristly; prickly. Also, echinated. [1660 70; < L echinatus. See ECHINUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • echinate — SYN: echinulate. * * * ech·i·nate (ekґĭ nāt) echinulate …   Medical dictionary

  • echinate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Full of sharp needlelike protuberances: briery, prickly, pricky, spiny, thistly, thorny. See SHARP …   English dictionary for students

  • echinate — adj. prickly, bristly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • echinate — a.; (also echinated) Prickly, bristled …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • echinate — echi·nate …   English syllables

  • echinate — e•chi•nate [[t]ɪˈkaɪ neɪt, nɪt, ˈɛk əˌneɪt, nɪt[/t]] also e•chi•nat•ed [[t] neɪ tɪd, ˌneɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. bristly; prickly • Etymology: 1660–70; < L echīnātus. See echinus, ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • echinate — /ˈɛkəneɪt/ (say ekuhnayt) adjective spiny; bristly. Also, echinated. {Latin echinātus, from echīnus hedgehog + ate1} …  

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