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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The study of the structure and functions of spines, especially of those of sea-urchins.

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

Etymologies

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acanth (“spines”) +‎ -ology (“study of”)

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