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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sycones \Sy*co"nes\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a fig.] (Zool.) A division of calcareous sponges. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] Syconium