Definition of ascon in English:

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ascon

Pronunciation: /ˈaskɒn/

noun

Zoology
A sponge of a grade of structure of the simplest type, in the form of a tube or bag lined with choanocytes. Compare with leucon and sycon.

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Greek askos 'bag'.

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