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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No such danger in Hou's The Assassin, a wuxia set in the twilight of the Tang dynasty, which stars Hou's enigmatic muse, Shu Qi--looking a touch goth in black longcoat and thigh-high boots, her topknot skewered by a spikelike shiv--as Nie Yinniang, a beautiful young woman raised by a nun-princess to use that weapon stealthily and without emotion.
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."The spikes have all the machinery for infecting a cell," Rossmann said.Researchers have known the structure of envelop protein 1, or E1, for several years.
A cheetah digs its spikelike claws into a grassy plain in Africa.
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.
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.
Many so-called spikes are not actually this inflorescence type but only resemble it, and so to avoid confusion are simply termed "spikelike."
Tuberous-rooted perennial with tubular flowers in spikelike clusters on 3-foot stems.