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1. Having a spine or spines.
2. Terminating in a spine.
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The induction of spinescence
in European holly leaves by browsing ungulates.
Experimental evidence suggests that spinescence
deters feeding by vertebrates and that it could increase under selective pressure exerted by browsing animals (Obeso, 1997).
Effects of plant spinescence
on large mammalian herbivores.