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tetra- +‎ axile


tetraxile (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Having four branches diverging at right angles; said of certain spicules of sponges.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tetraxile in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)