Sy*co"nes (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a fig.] Zool.

A division of calcareous sponges.

⇒ They usually resemble a fig, being vase-shaped with a fringed opening at the summit. The feeding cells are in ampullae connected with radial tubes in the thickened walls of the body.

 

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