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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the sponge-spicules, a triode or three-rayed element in which one of the arms is long, straight, and sharp, and the other two are atrophied.
  • n. In sponges, a supporting spicule of cylindrical form, knobbed at one end and pointed at the other.


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