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Covered with stiff or rough hairs; bristly: hispid stems.

[Latin hispidus.]

his·pid′i·ty (hĭ-spĭd′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Biology) biology covered with stiff hairs or bristles
[C17: from Latin hispidus bristly]
hisˈpidity n
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(ˈhɪs pɪd)

adj. Bot., Zool.
rough with stiff hairs, bristles, or minute spines.
[1640–50; < Latin hispidus rough, shaggy; akin to hirsute]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hispid - (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles; "plants with hispid stems"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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References in classic literature ?
Yet he battled on, striking futile blows against great, hispid breasts he could not see; feeling thick, squat throats beneath his fingers; the drool of saliva upon his cheek, and hot, foul breath in his nostrils.
cedecei mosquitoes transmit EVEV between the amplifying rodent hosts (cotton mouse and hispid cotton rat) (2-6) in hammocks of the Greater Everglades ecosystem.
Hou et al., "Effects of host plants on the developmental duration, feeding and reproduction of the nipa palm hispid, Octodonta nipae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)," Acta Entomologica Sinica, vol.
Description ([female]).--Body: medium-sized hypogean species with weak troglomorphic facies and depigmented integument; weak hispid granulation on lateral surfaces of carapace, on cheliceral hand, on base of fixed chelal finger and distally on ventral part of chelal hand.
The Everglades virus is a mosquito-borne disease carried by the hispid cotton rat, which lives in areas with tall grass such as grassy fields, weedy areas, and marshy areas ...
Amplified fragment length polymorphism and mitochondrial DNA analyses reveal patterns of divergence and hybridization in the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodcm hispidus).
(10) US hantavirus species Rodent reservoirs: Number of Common name (Latin US cases name) Sin nombre (Spanish Deer mouse 658 for "without a name") (Peromyscus maniculatus) Bayou Marsh rice rat 5 (Oryzomys palustris) Monongahela Deer mouse 4 (Peromyscus maniculatus) New York White-footed mouse 2 (Peromyscus leucopus) Black Creek Canal Hispid cotton rat 1 (Sigmodon hispidus) US hantavirus species States of occurrence (unknown for 28 cases) Sin nombre (Spanish Every US state except for "without a name") MI, OH, NH, CT, MA, RI, NJ, DL, ML, MO, AR, KY, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC Bayou TX, LA Monongahela PA, WV New York NY Black Creek Canal FL
caricetorum (Greene) Fernald; Bristly or hispid buttercup, swamp buttercup; Creek bank and eastern meadow; Common and locally abundant; C = 10; BSUH 17821.
Tarsi of all legs with a fine hispid ornamentation ventrally and laterally.
In biology, what is distinctive about a creature Protestant Reformation in 16th century which is 'hispid'?
Perez, "Purification and characterization of a naturally occurring antihemorrhagic factor in the serum of the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus)," Toxicon, vol.