acanthology

noun ac·an·thol·o·gy \ˌaˌkanˈthäləjē, ˌakən-\

Definition of acanthology

plural

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

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Origin and Etymology of acanthology

acanth- + -logy


First Known Use: 1879


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