ac·​ron | \ ˈa-ˌkrän, ˈa-krən \
plural -s

Definition of acron

: the unsegmented preoral part of the body of a segmented animal (as an arthropod)

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Other Words from acron

acronal \ ˈa-​krə-​nəl \ adjective

First Known Use of acron

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acron

New Latin, from Greek akron mountain top, end, from neuter of akros sharp; akin to Greek akē point

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“Acron.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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