n.; pl. dictyonalia [Gr. diktyon, net]
(PORIFERA: Hexactinellida)
Rays of regular hexactines fused at their tips to form a more or less regular three dimensional network.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • lyssacine — adj. [Gr. lysis, loosen; akis, point] (PORIFERA: Hexactinellida) Skeletal framework formed by interlacing of the elongate rays of hexactines producing loose networks with irregular meshes in siliceous sponges; may be considered an earlier stage… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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