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

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Origin and Etymology of leucon

New Latin, from Greek leukon, neuter of leukos white — more at light


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