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acantho-(word root) thorn
Examples of words with the root acantho-: acanthoid
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[From Greek akanthos, thorn plant; see acanthus.]
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acantho-or before a vowel
indicating a spine or thorn: acanthocephalan.
[New Latin from Greek akanthos thorn plant, from akantha thorn]
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a combining form meaning “spine”: acanthocephalan.
[< Greek akantho-, comb. form of ákantha thorn]
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