A very short, hard, leafless branch or stem with a sharp point
Main support; firmest part
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by cartilaginous intervertebral disks.
A needlelike structure or part, such as one of the mineral structures supporting the soft tissue of certain invertebrates, especially sponges.
(Obs.) An animal's spine or back
Any sharp point; specif., a small, sharply pointed spine lacking vascular tissue and growing from the tissue under the outer layer of a plant
A sharp or tapered end:
Any object roughly resembling a needle or its point in shape, as the sharp point of some crystals, a narrow, pointed rock, an obelisk, spire, etc.
A projecting ridge, as along a bone
The definition of an axis is a real or imaginary line on which something rotates, or a straight line around which things are evenly arranged.
(Mathematics) A straight line extending from a point.
One of the sharp hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog.
A sharp point projecting backward, as on the stinger of a bee.
A tuft of hair that is stiffened, as with hair spray or soap, into a point.
A very small puncture or, formerly, dot, made by a sharp point
A sharp spiny part or structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.
(Bot.) A slender, tubelike structure formed by a basal extension of one or more petals or sepals, often serving as a nectar receptacle; calcar
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