acanthology

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

acanth (having spines or thorns) +‎ -ology (study of).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /(ˌ)æˌkænˈθɑlədʒi/, /ˌækənˈθɑləɡdʒi/, /əˌkænˈθɑlədʒi/
  • Rhymes: -ɒlədʒi

Noun[edit]

acanthology (plural acanthologies)

  1. The study of spined things, in particular sea urchins, and the resultant impact on taxonomy.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN)