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spi·nose

 (spī′nōs′)
adj.
Bearing spines: spinose gastropods.

[Latin spīnōsus, from spīna, thorn.]

spi·nos′i·ty (-nŏs′ĭ-tē) n.

spinose

(ˈspaɪnəʊs; spaɪˈnəʊs)
adj
(Botany) (esp of plants) bearing many spines
[C17: from Latin spīnōsus prickly, from spīna a thorn]
ˈspinosely adv
spinosity n

spin•y

(ˈspaɪ ni)

adj. spin•i•er, spin•i•est.
1. abounding in or having spines; thorny, as a plant.
2. covered with or having sharp-pointed processes, as an animal.
3. resembling a spine; spinelike.
4. difficult to handle; thorny: a spiny problem.
[1580–90]
spin′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spinose - having spines
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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E' stata misurata la distanza in mm tra le apofisi spinose in C7 e il filo a piombo posteriore: come enunciato da Stagnara et al i valori dovrebbero essere di circa 25 mm [40]; una deviazione maggiore e stata quindi considerata un indice che concorreva a definire la presenza di FP.
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in the number of teeth, which in the former is reportedly 14, by the absence of egg ornamentation, and the tail tip possess spinose mucron.
8 long setae; gonostylus with a pair of spiniform proximal setae located at about the same level, one median spiniform seta inserted near the proximal setae and distant from the two apical spiniform setae, without subapical fine seta; paramere narrow at middle, with the apical portion broader apex rounded pointed and with a triangular small projection in the ventral edge near the apex, basally with a dorsal spinose rounded lobe; lateral lobe thin; ejaculatory ducts with lanceolate apex.
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In questa sede, sia per la specificita dell'argomento sia per ragioni di ampiezza, non posso prendere in considerazione il controverso rapporto--prima di appassionata amicizia, indi di viscerale odio--fra Wagner e Nietzsche, che implicherebbe l'approfondimento di spinose e delicate questioni filosofiche, relative al diverso modo di affrontare quella che Nietzsche definisce "la decadence", ossia, per dirla in termini semplificati, la crisi di una visione delle cose tradizionalmente fondata sulla ragione (sul logos) di stampo platonico-cristiano.
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Hind femur distinctly to strongly swollen, with spinose ventral setae (Chvala 1983; Yang & Yang 2004).