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
syconoid\ˈsīkəˌnȯid\ adjective or noun
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of sycon
New Latin, from Greek sykon fig
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up sycon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).