acanth-


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acanth(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], sharp spine; thorn.

acantho-

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

acanth-, acantho-, acantha

[əkan′thə]
Etymology: Gk, akantha, thorn
combining forms meaning 'thorny or spiny': acanthesia, acanthocytosis.

acanth-

or

acantho-

prefix denoting spiny.