Definition of acrorhagus
: one of a series of marginal tubercles found on certain sea anemones each consisting of a local accumulation of nematocysts
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Origin and Etymology of acrorhagus
New Latin, from acr- + -rhagus (irregular from Greek rhag-, rhax berry)
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
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