Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of acontium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnidæ), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniæ when irritated.

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  • noun zoology Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnidae), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniae when irritated.

Etymologies

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀκόντιον (akontion, "little dart")

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