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acanth(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], sharp spine; thorn.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

acantho-

(ă-kan'thō),
A spinous process; spiny, thorny.
[G. akantha, a thorn, the backbone, the spine, fr. akē, a point, + anthos, a flower]
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acanth-

or

acantho-

prefix denoting spiny.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005