tylote


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tylote

[′tī‚lōt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A slender sponge spicule with a knob at each end.
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Within individual specimens of the unusual form, the tylotes and styles were consistently very similar in size; in T.
Ectosomal tylotes are terminally microspined, with the shafts very straight and the ends slightly inflated.
Re-examination of his specimen USNM 22744 confirmed that the spicules are shorter than those of Caribbean Tedania examined for this study (Table 2), and the lengths of tylotes and styles are similar to each other.