sycon

noun

sy·​con
ˈsīˌkän
1
capitalized : a genus of calcareous sponges (family Sycettidae) having typical sycon structure
2
plural -s
a
: any sponge of the genus Sycon
b
: a sponge or sponge larva in which the flagellated layer is restricted to more or less tubular outpouchings of the paragastric wall that are indirectly connected with the incurrent canals through lateral pores compare ascon, leucon
syconoid
ˈsīkəˌnȯid
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek sykon fig

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“Sycon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sycon. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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