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Meaning of ACANTHA

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*can"tha\, n. [Gr. ? thorn, fr. ? point. See {Acute}.]
1. (Bot.) A prickle.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A spine or prickly fin.

3. (Anat.) The vertebral column; the spinous process of a
   vertebra. --Dunglison.

 

 

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