sy·​con | \ ˈsīˌkän \

Definition of sycon

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

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Other Words from sycon

syconoid \ ˈsīkəˌnȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for sycon

New Latin, from Greek sykon fig

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“Sycon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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