acanthological

acanthology

[ak-uhn-thol-uh-jee]
noun Biology.
the study of spines, as in sea urchins or certain spiny-headed worms, particularly as they relate to taxonomic classification.

Origin:
acantho- + -logy

acanthological [uh-kan-thuh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
acanthologist, noun
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