diactine

noun

di·​ac·​tine
(ˈ)dīˈakˌtīn,
-tə̇n
variants or diact
ˈdīˌakt
or less commonly diactin
(ˈ)dīˈaktə̇n
plural -s
: a sponge spicule having two pointed arms

Word History

Etymology

di- + Greek aktin-, aktis ray

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“Diactine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diactine. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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