spikelike


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spikelike

(ˈspaɪkˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a spike
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Adj.1.spikelike - resembling a spike
pointed - having a point
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2B) gradually raising anterad, provided with a linear median, and extending anterad as a pair of spikelike depressions, (c) a pair of C-shaped spots between and posterior to the insertions of antennae.
The work focused on two "envelope proteins" making up 80 spikelike structures protruding from the outer shell of the viruses.
A cheetah digs its spikelike claws into a grassy plain in Africa.
Cord, 2005, for example, comprises three interconnected wire cages pierced through with meandering electrical wiring that stems from a spikelike wooden base.
Line Flower--A spike or spikelike inflorescence with an elongated stem.
Anything at all shaftlike or spikelike in a story is compared with--or rather is said to be--the "needle" of the Moon's shadow reaching to the Earth.
These large predators with spikelike teeth swallowed their prey whole.
That is, for large prey, such as deer, a gator clamps down with its close-set, spikelike teeth to leave a long line of perforations.
Hitchcock (1950) described the morphologies of green and yellow foxtail inflorescences as cylindric, spikelike and, in the case of green foxtail, tapering toward the summit.
Description: Tall spikelike racemes of deep blue, hooded (helmet-shaped) florets.
3) The spikelike panicle of wheat, barley, rye, certain grasses, and other plants.
Many racemes are spikelike in appearance (see Figure 9-8).