floricome

floricome

[′flȯr·ə‚kōm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A type of branched hexaster spicule.
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min avg L dermal hexactin distal ray 24 0.037 0.252 0.151 L dermal hexactin tangential ray 25 0.104 0.185 0.143 L dermal hexactin proximal ray 18 0.141 0.481 0.310 L atrial pentactin tangential ray 6 0.278 0.414 0.335 L atrial pentactin ray directed 4 0.352 0.444 0.389 inside body D drepanocome 12 0.059 0.081 0.074 d drepanocome 12 0.015 0.019 0.017 D floricome 25 0.089 0.118 0.105 d floricome 25 0.015 0.030 0.020 D spiny hexactin 25 0.178 0.266 0.220 D pappocome 25 0.259 0.333 0.300 d pappocome 1 0.016 0.016 0.016 D large discohexaster 2 0.118 0.141 0.130 d large discohexaster 2 0.022 0.036 0.029 D small discohexaster 11 0.032 0.065 0.048 d small discohexaster 11 0.014 0.020 0.017 D discohexactin 3 0.185 0.215 0.195 Holotype std nn min.
Spicules of this type are numerous: drepanocomes, floricomes, pappocomes, large and small discohexasters, and spiny hexactins; discohexactins were unique (found in the holotype only).