Hexactinelline
Hexactinelline Hex*ac`ti*nel"line, a. [From NL. Hexactinellin[ae], fr. Gr. "e`x six + a dim. of ?, ?, a ray.] (Zo["o]l.) Belonging to the {Hexactinellin[ae]}, a group of sponges, having six-rayed siliceous spicules. [1913 Webster]

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  • glass-rope — Hyalonema Hy a*lo*ne ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. y alos glass + ? a thread.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of hexactinelline sponges, having a long stem composed of very long, slender, transparent, siliceous fibres twisted together like the strands of a color. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyalonema — Hy a*lo*ne ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. y alos glass + ? a thread.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of hexactinelline sponges, having a long stem composed of very long, slender, transparent, siliceous fibres twisted together like the strands of a color. The stem of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyalonema Sieboldii — Hyalonema Hy a*lo*ne ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. y alos glass + ? a thread.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of hexactinelline sponges, having a long stem composed of very long, slender, transparent, siliceous fibres twisted together like the strands of a color. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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