dermalia

dermalia

[dər′mal·yə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Dermal microscleres in sponges.
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Dermalia are hexactins smaller than that described above; they have distal rays lanceolate, lanceolate-pinular, or stout, similar to other rays of these spicules.
Dermalia are pentactins with pinular rays distally directed, a short rudiment instead of the sixth ray has proximal direction, and the outer ray tips are rounded.