acanthostyle

noun
acan·​tho·​style | \ əˈkan(t)thəˌstīl \
plural -s

Definition of acanthostyle

: a monaxon sponge spicule rounded at one end and bearing tiny spines

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First Known Use of acanthostyle

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acanthostyle

acanth- + -style

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“Acanthostyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acanthostyle. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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