anchorate

adjective
an·chor·ate | \-kərə̇t, -ˌrāt\

Definition of anchorate 

of a sponge spicule

: having one or more processes like the fluke of an anchor

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First Known Use of anchorate

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anchorate

anchor entry 1 + -ate

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