Sexradiate Sex*ra"di*ate, a. [Sex- + radiate.] (Zo["o]l.) Having six rays; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. of {Spicule}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sexradiate — adj. [L. sex, six; radius, ray] Having 6 radii; hexactinal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Spicule — Spic ule, n. [L. spiculum a little point, a dart.] 1. A minute, slender granule, or point. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Spicula}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Any small calcareous or siliceous body found in the tissues of various… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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