from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the Ascones; a sponge having the characters of the Ascones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cavity, in the form of a bag or tube, lined with choanocytes, that forms the structure of sponges


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  • The suffix is used with the names of other organisms too: coraline and hyacinthine are in Webster's Third; monadine is in the OED; and there are clathrine ` kind of ascon sponge 'and fistuline ` kind of basidiomycetous fungi.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 3

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