monactine

adjective
mon·​ac·​tine | \mäˈnaktə̇n, -kˌtīn\
variants: or less commonly monactinal \-​tənᵊl, ¦mäˌnak¦tīnᵊl \

Definition of monactine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having a single ray used of a sponge spicule

monactine

noun
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plural -s

Definition of monactine (Entry 2 of 2)

: monact

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History and Etymology for monactine

Adjective

mon- + -actine or -actinal

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