acantho-


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Related to acantho-: acanthocyte, acanthoid

acantho-

or acanth-
pref.
Thorn: acanthocephalan.

[From Greek akanthos, thorn plant; see acanthus.]

acantho-

or before a vowel

acanth-

combining form
indicating a spine or thorn: acanthocephalan.
[New Latin from Greek akanthos thorn plant, from akantha thorn]

acantho-

a combining form meaning “spine”: acanthocephalan.
[< Greek akantho-, comb. form of ákantha thorn]