tylote


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tylote

(ˈtaɪləʊt)
n
a knobbed sponge spicule
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Both had smooth, slightly curved styles; straight tylotes with microspined ends; and two classes of very thin, straight onychaetes, microspined along their entire lengths (e.g., Wiedenmayer, 1977; van Soest, 1984; Zea, 1987).
Spicules of the unusual form were consistent among specimens collected from the same habitat, regardless of geographic location, but spicules of individuals collected from seagrass tended to be longer (differences are only significant for tylotes, by ANOVA, P < 0.005, for the specimens included in Table 2).