plural anisochelas
or anisochelae
: a chelate sponge spicule having the ends dissimilar

Word History


New Latin, from anis- entry 1 + chela

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisochela was in 1891

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“Anisochela.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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