leucon

noun leu·con \ˈlüˌkän\

Definition of leucon

plural

-s

  1. :  a sponge or sponge larva having a complex structure in which the flagellated layer is restricted to numerous small interstitial chambers intercalated between the incurrent and excurrent canals and the paragaster is reduced or lacking — compare ascon sycon

leuconoid

\ˈlükəˌnȯid\ adjective or noun

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of leucon

New Latin, from Greek leukon, neuter of leukos white


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up leucon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an incorrigible rascal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!