acrocyst

noun
ac·​ro·​cyst | \ ˈa-krō-ˌsist \
plural -s

Definition of acrocyst

: a chitinous cystlike expansion of the gonophore at the top of the gonotheca in certain hydroids

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First Known Use of acrocyst

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrocyst

acr- + -cyst

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“Acrocyst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrocyst. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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