n. [Gr. akantha, thorn, spine; poros, passage]
1. A tubular spine in certain fossils.
2. In Stenolaemata, sometimes referred to as style, stylet, or acanthorod.

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  • acanthopore — acan·tho·pore …   English syllables

  • acanthopore — əˈkan(t)thəˌpō(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: acanth + pore : a tubular spine in some fossil bryozoans …   Useful english dictionary

  • acanthorod — n. [Gr. akantha, thorn, spine; A.S. rod] (BRYOZOA: Stenolaemata) A style or stylet; see acanthopore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • style — n.; pl. styli [Gr. stylos, pillar] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) The embolus of spiders. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) see telson. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. Any slender, tubular or spinelike appendage at the end of the abdomen. b. In some Diptera,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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