Definition of Acanthoid

1. Adjective. Shaped like a spine or thorn.

Exact synonyms: Acanthous, Spinous
Similar to: Pointed
Derivative terms: Acantha, Spine, Spine, Spine



Definition of Acanthoid

1. Adjective. Having the shape of a spine or thorn ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acanthoid

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Acanthoid

1. Spine-shaped. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acanthoid

acanthocarpous
acanthocephala
acanthocephalan
acanthocephalans
acanthocephaliasis
acanthocephalid
acanthocephalids
acanthocephalous
acanthocyte
acanthocytosis
acanthodian
acanthodians
acanthoid (current term)
acantholyses
acantholysis
acantholytic
acanthoma
acanthoma adenoides cysticum
acanthoma fissuratum
acanthomatous
acanthophorous
acanthopodia
acanthopodina
acanthopodious
acanthopodium
acanthopteri
acanthopterous

Literary usage of Acanthoid

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1. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1906)
"... and anomalies of cornification, namely horny pearls, may be seen in the acanthoid variety. In my series of specimens described later, Numbers IX and. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1890)
"... were here obtained ; also a portion of fish allied acanthoid fish was obtained from here, about ten inches in length in its incomplete state, ..."

3. Atlas of cutaneous morbid histology by Max Joseph, J. B. van Deventer (1906)
"... the prickle cells (acanthoid) predominates. The specimen figured is taken from a hard wart of the hand. The non-nucleated cells of the stratum corneum ..."

4. The English Rock-garden by Reginald John Farrer (1919)
"... glossy spiny foliage and tall spikes of labiate or acanthoid flowers in lively tones of pink, pink and white, or yellow. ..."

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