Lyssacina

plural noun Lys·sa·ci·na \ˌlisəˈsīnə\

Definition of Lyssacina

in some classifications

  1. :  an order of Hyalospongiae comprising those members of the Hexasterophora with spicules separate or incompletely fused — compare dictyonina

lyssacine

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of lyssacina

New Latin, from Greek lyssa madness + akis barb, spicule, needle + New Latin -ina — more at acidanthera


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