Share this entry

Share this page

ascon

Line breaks: ascon
Pronunciation: /ˈaskɒn
 
/

Definition of ascon in English:

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'.

Definition of ascon in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Top searches

= trending
Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vəˈkerēəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…