plural acrorhagi
: one of a series of marginal tubercles found on certain sea anemones each consisting of a local accumulation of nematocysts

Word History


New Latin, from acr- + -rhagus (irregular from Greek rhag-, rhax berry)

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrorhagus was in 1889

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“Acrorhagus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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