thornlike


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thornlike

(ˈθɔːnˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling or having the characteristics of a thorn
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The operculum plate has 14 curved odontodes and a circular dermal flange, possibly for the recovery of the thornlike odontodes (Figure 3d).
riparia--by the shape of the cymbial spinules, which are porrect, thornlike, and cover most of the dorsal surface of the cymbium (Figs.
compressed and bladelike; body covered by irregularly scattered thornlike denticles, varying from small to large, some fused in groups and may form large plates; body colour was brown above and paler below with red blotches.