streptaster

noun
strep·​tas·​ter | \ strepˈtastə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of streptaster

: a sponge spicule having the form of a modified aster in which the rays do not meet at a common center but radiate from an axis

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History and Etymology for streptaster

New Latin, from strept- + -aster

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“Streptaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptaster. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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