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

Definition of acanthology



  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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capable of being understood in two ways

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