Definition of acantho- in English:

acantho-

Pronunciation: /əˈkanθəʊ/
(also acanth- before a vowel)

combining form

Having thorn-like characteristics: Acanthocephala acanthamoeba

Origin

from Greek akantha 'thorn'.

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