anchorate definition

  • adjective:
    • Anchor-shaped.
    • Anchor-shaped.
  • others:
    • In zoology, fixed as if anchored.
    • As placed on the spicules of sponges, having a pronged anchor-shaped arrangement at one or both ends, especially in the monactinellids.
    • An anchorate spicule.
    • In zoology, fixed as though anchored.
    • As applied to the spicules associated with the sponges, having a pronged anchor-shaped arrangement at one or both ends, particularly in the monactinellids.
    • An anchorate spicule.

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