acanthoid

[ uh-kan-thoid ]
/ əˈkæn θɔɪd /

adjective

spiny; spinous.

Nearby words

  1. acanthocephaliasis,
  2. acanthocheilonema,
  3. acanthocyte,
  4. acanthocytosis,
  5. acanthodian,
  6. acanthology,
  7. acantholysis,
  8. acanthoma,
  9. acanthopterygian,
  10. acanthorrhexis

Origin of acanthoid


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British Dictionary definitions for acanthoid

acanthoid

/ (əˈkænθɔɪd) /

adjective

resembling a spine; spiny
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Medicine definitions for acanthoid

acanthoid

[ ə-kănthoid′ ]

adj.

Shaped like a thorn or spine.

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