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spiny Definitions

adj

like a spine in shape; slender.

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  • it’s easy to see why people would want this striking, exotic-looking plant in their gardens; some varieties display spiky maroon leaves and spiny crimson seedpods. but the seeds contain ricin, a powerful toxin that, if chewed or broken and swallowed, can be fatal to humans and pets. even skin contact with broken seeds can lead to severe allergic reactions in some people. everydayhealth.com

  • two kinds of lobster-like crustaceans exist in u.s. waters: the “true” or american lobster and the spiny lobster. the true lobster has claws on the first four legs, lacking in the spiny lobster; the spiny lobster has a pair of horns above the eyes, lacking in the true lobster. the item marketed as “lobster tail” usually is a spiny lobster. the spiny lobster is found in warm waters off florida, in the west indies, and off southern california. factmonster.com

  • two kinds of lobster-like crustaceans exist in u.s. waters: the “true” or american lobster and the spiny lobster. the true lobster has claws on the first four legs, lacking in the spiny lobster; the spiny lobster has a pair of horns above the eyes, lacking in the true lobster. the item marketed as “lobster tail” usually is a spiny lobster. the spiny lobster is found in warm waters off florida, in the west indies, and off southern california. infoplease.com

  • a spiny dinosaur (or dragon?) skeleton highlights the quirky collection in the yard outside the arizona trading post, an old-fashioned trading post of the type that was a roadside attraction along the highway in the days of cross-country, two-lane road travel 2018-12-01. | 1 photograph | highsmith, carol m., 1946-lc-dig-highsm- 54353 (online) [p&p] | lc-dig-highsm-54353 (original digital file) loc.gov

  • excitotoxicity, neural circuits, and survival factors. researchers have yet to determine why huntington’s disease has its most severe effects on neurons in the striatum, specifically on a cell type called mediumsized spiny neurons. one culprit may be the brain chemical glutamate, which is produced by neurons in the cerebral cortex and transmits information by exciting (signaling them to turn on) medium spiny neurons in the striatum. excessive glutamate signaling between these cells may lead to overexcitation of medium spiny neurons in hd. chronic over-excitation is toxic to neurons (called excitotoxity). several labs are investigating whether drugs that counteract excitotoxicity might help against hd. medicinenet.com

  • keratosis pilaris is seen most commonly during childhood and presents as small, rough, raised lesions that are called papules. these papules are described as spiny and keratotic and are typically skin colored. the papules are usually found on the outer surface of the upper arms and thighs, although it may occur elsewhere on the body. the roughness is accentuated by dry skin and the condition is often worse in the winter. it tends to be inherited and may be associated with atopic dermatitis. medlineplus.gov

  • a group of researchers led by ashley w. seifert, phd, of the university of florida, captured the mice in kenya and compared their skin structure and repair with ordinary laboratory mice. writing in nature, they reported that the skin regenerative ability of the spiny mice relied on contraction across the wound, with development of more porous extracellular matrix and deposition of collagen type iii, rather than type i collagen that slowly formed into scar tissue in lab mice. medpagetoday.com

  • when an injury causes a blood vessel wall to break, platelets are activated. they change shape from round to spiny, stick to the broken vessel wall and each other, and begin to plug the break. they also interact with other blood proteins to form fibrin. fibrin strands form a net that entraps more platelets and blood cells, producing a clot that plugs the break. merckmanuals.com