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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“Acrorhagus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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