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acron

[ ak-ron, -ruhn ]
/ ˈæk rɒn, -rən /
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noun

the unsegmented, preoral portion of the body of an arthropod.

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Origin of acron

<New Latin <Greek ákron, neuter singular of ákros;see acro-

OTHER WORDS FROM acron

ac·ro·nal [ak-ruh-nl], /ˈæk rə nl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for acron

  • Acron of Agrigentum was a contemporary of Pythagoras, and affirmed that experience is the only true foundation of the healing art.

  • From the bounds of ancient Corythus Acron the Greek had come, leaving for exile a bride half won.

  • Romulus advanced at the head of his troops, while Acron appeared likewise in the fore-front of the invaders.

  • Romulus kills Acron, routs the enemies, and returns to offer to Jupiter Feretrius the opima spolia taken from that prince.

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