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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the nomenclature of the spicular elements of sponges, a tetraxial spicule of many sharp-pointed branches, derived from the caltrop.


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  • A term from the language of sponge spicules.
    Not to be confused with pygostyle, which is a term from the language of turkeys and parson's noses.

    December 27, 2011