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 bagor tube, lined with choanocytes, that forms the structure of sponges
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.'
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