acantho-, acanth-, -acanthid, -acanthous, -acanths (Greek: pointed appendages, spine, spiny, thorn, thorny).
acantha (singular) ; acanthae (plural):
1. A sharp spiny part of a structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.
2. The spine.
3. In biology, a thorn-like structure or spiny protrusion on a plant or animal.
Bearing prickles or spines.acanthella,
1. A feeling that one is being pressed by a sharp point.
2. In neurology, a perverted sensory perception by which a soft touch is sensed as the sharp sticking of a sharp object.
Spiney-headed worms of the phylum Acanthocephala that live parasitically in the intestines of vertebrates and are characterized by a cylindrical, retractile proboscis that bears many rows of hooked spines.
Any plant having thorny branches or relating to such a plant.
Resembling a spine, spinous.
A person who studies spines or spiny creatures.
The study of spines, as in sea urchins or certain spiny-headed worms.
In botany, relating to or designating a spiny, prickly plant part.
Any of a large group of fishes with bony skeletons and hard, spiny rays in the dorsal and anal fins; including the sunfish, perch, bass, porgy, mackeral, and swordfish.
In invertebrate zoology, overlaid with two series of spines.
Consisting of spiny feet.
1. A group of native-Mediterranean plants with large, segmented, thistle-like leaves; a thistle plant.
2. The term acanthus is also used in architecture referring to an ornamental design patterned after the leaves of the acanthus plant.
Without spines, spineless.
Having ten spines.
Having two spines.
Having the spines of the dorsal and anal fins alternately broader on one side than the other.
Having ten spines.
Having the spines of the dorsal and anal fins situated symmetrically.
Having numerous spines or prickles.
Having few spines.
Having sharp thorns.
Having five spines.
Having many thorns.
1. Thorny-fire plants.
2. A thorny evergreen shrub found in southern Europe that bear clusters of white flowers and scarlet berries.
Having four spines, as a fish, etc., or thorns in groups of four.
A gum extract obtained in a dried form from various Asiatic or East European species of plants; any shrub or tree yielding this gum which is used in the arts and as an emulsifying agent and pill excipient in pharmacy.