acanthology

[ ak-uhn-thol-uh-jee ]

nounBiology.
  1. the study of spines, as in sea urchins or certain spiny-headed worms, particularly as they relate to taxonomic classification.

Origin of acanthology

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Other words from acanthology

  • a·can·tho·log·i·cal [uh-kan-thuh-loj-i-kuhl], /əˌkæn θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
  • ac·an·thol·o·gist, noun

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