Definitions

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  • adj. Shaped like a spine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a spine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a spine or thorn; spine-like.

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Examples

  • The Zoeae of the Crabs (Figure 17) are usually distinguished by long, spiniform processes of the carapace.

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  • The long, spiniform processes on the carapace of the Zoeae of the Crabs and Porcellanae are not to be explained in this way, but their advantage to the larvae is evident.

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  • The outer antennae exhibit a well-developed and sometimes distinctly articulated scale, and within this usually a spiniform process; the flagellum appears generally to be still wanting.

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  • In the Hermit Crabs a similar, usually moveable, spiniform process occurs as the remains of the scale; their

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