acrorhagus

noun ac·ro·rha·gus \ˌa-krə-ˈrā-gəs\

Definition of acrorhagus

plural

acrorhagi

\ˌa-krə-ˈrā-ˌjī, -ˌgī\
  1. :  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: 1889


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