amphidisks


amphidisks
n. pl. [Gr. amphi, on both sides; diskos, round plate]
(PORIFERA: Hexactinellida)
Small spicules with hooks at both ends, grapnel shape; no six rayed spicules.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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