n. [Gr. monos, one; axon, axis]
Spicules formed by growth in one or both directions along a single axis; monaxonid adj..

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  • monaxon — I. (ˈ)mä|nakˌsän, (ˈ)mō| adjective Etymology: mon + Greek axōn axis more at axis 1. : developed by growth along a single axis used especially of a sponge spicule 2. : having monaxon spicules used of a sponge II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • monaxon — mo|na|xon* <zu lat. axon, Gen. axonis »(durchgehende) Linie, Achse«, dies aus gr. áxōn »(Wagen)achse«> einachsig, radialsymmetrisch (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • monaxon — mon·ax·on …   English syllables

  • diactinal monaxon — (PORIFERA) A monaxon that develops by growing in both directions, while originating from a central point; diactine; rhabdus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monaxonida — ˌ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈsänədə noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from mon + Greek axōn axis + New Latin ida in some classifications : a subclass or order of Demospongiae that comprises sponges with siliceous monaxonic megascleres and with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crepis — n.; pl. crepides [Gr. krepis, base] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Scarabaeoidea larvae, a thinly sclerotized, anteriorly concave, median cross bar of the haptolachus, usually asymmetrical and indicated by a fine line when present; a transverse,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • diactine — see diactinal monaxon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monocrepid — adj. [Gr. monos, one; krepis, base] (PORIFERA) Pertaining to a desma formed on a monaxon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rhabdocrepid — adj. [Gr. rhabdos, rod; krepis, boot] (PORIFERA) A desma deposited on a diactinal monaxon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rhabdus — see diactinal monaxon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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