acrorhagus

noun
ac·ro·rha·gus | \ˌa-krə-ˈrā-gəs\
plural acrorhagi\ˌa-krə-ˈrā-ˌjī, -ˌgī \

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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First Known Use of acrorhagus

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrorhagus

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

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