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n. pl. a·can·thae (-thē)
A sharp spiny part or structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.

[New Latin, from Greek akantha, thorn.]
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a pointed, projecting structure, such as a thorn or prickle
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Noun1.acantha - any sharply pointed projection
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
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