oxea

noun
\ ˈäksēə, äkˈsēə \
plural oxeas\ -​ēəz \ also oxeae\ -​ēˌē \

Definition of oxea

: a needle-shaped sponge spicule sharp at both ends

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History and Etymology for oxea

New Latin, from Greek oxys sharp

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“Oxea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxea. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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