acanthor

noun acan·thor \əˈkanˌthȯ(ə)r\

Definition of acanthor

plural

-s

  1. :  the mature embryo of an acanthocephalan just previous to hatching — compare acanthella

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Origin and Etymology of acanthor

New Latin, from acanth- (from Acanthocephala) + -or


First Known Use: 1942


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