Acantha Definition

ə-kănthə
noun
A sharp spiny part or structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.
American Heritage Medicine

(botany) A prickle.

Wiktionary

(zoology) A spine or prickly fin.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
spinespur

Other Word Forms of Acantha

Noun

Singular:
acantha
Plural:
acanthas

Origin of Acantha

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

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin from Greek akantha thorn

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

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