amphioxea

noun
am·​phi·​ox·​ea | \ ˌamfēˈäksēə, -ē(ˌ)äkˈsēə \
plural -s

Definition of amphioxea

: a slightly curved needlelike sponge spicule

First Known Use of amphioxea

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphioxea

New Latin, from amphi- + oxea

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“Amphioxea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphioxea. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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