actinophorous

adjective
ac·​ti·​noph·​o·​rous | \ ¦ak-tə-¦nä-f(ə-)rəs \

Definition of actinophorous

: having raylike spines

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First Known Use of actinophorous

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for actinophorous

Greek aktinophoros ray-bearing, from aktin- actin- + -phoros -phorous

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“Actinophorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actinophorous. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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