Definition of dictyonine in English:

dictyonine

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or designating hexactinellid sponges of the suborder Dictyonina, which have a siliceous skeleton formed from fused spicules. Formerly also: = dictyonal.

noun

Zoology
  • A dictyonine sponge.

Origin

Late 19th century. From ancient Greek δίκτυον net + -ine, after scientific Latin Dictyonina, suborder name.

Pronunciation

dictyonine

/ˈdɪktɪənʌɪn/