: having raylike spines

Word History


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

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actinophorous was in 1857

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“Actinophorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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