acanthology

noun
ac·​an·​thol·​o·​gy | \ ˌaˌkanˈthäləjē, ˌakən- \
plural -es

Definition of acanthology

: the study of spines (as of sea urchins) especially as an adjunct of taxonomy

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First Known Use of acanthology

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acanthology

acanth- + -logy

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The first known use of acanthology was in 1879

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“Acanthology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acanthology. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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