Acantha meaning

ə-kănthə
A sharp spiny part or structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.
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A sharp spiny part or structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.
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(botany) A prickle.
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(zoology) A spine or prickly fin.
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(anatomy) A spinous process of a vertebra.
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Origin of acantha

  • New Latin from Greek akantha thorn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek ἄκανθα (akantha, “thorn"), from ἀκή (akÄ“, “thorn") + ἄνθος (anthos, “flower").

    From Wiktionary