acanthodian

[ak-uh n-thoh-dee-uh n]

Origin of acanthodian

1850–55; < New Latin Acanthodi(i) plural of acanthodius (equivalent to Acanthod(es) a genus (< Greek akanthṓdēs prickly, spiny; see acanth-, -ode1) + Latin -ius) + -an
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