Definition of leucon in English:

leucon

noun

Zoology
  • A sponge of the most complex structure, composed of a mass of flagellated chambers and water canals.

    Compare with ascon and sycon
    • ‘Ascon, sycon, and leucon are levels of complexity that grade one into the other.’
    • ‘Leucon are extremely localised outside the study region whereas Oenanthe flu has declined throughout lowland England due to water pollution.’
    • ‘Leucon are split into three groups when compared with pairwise p-distances.’

Pronunciation:

leucon

/ˈlo͞okän/