variants or amphidisc
plural -s
: a spicule having a stellate disk at each end found in the reproductive bodies of freshwater sponges of the genus Spongilla and in some of the Hyalospongiae

Word History


amphi- + disk, disc

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphidisk was in 1856

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“Amphidisk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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