plural noun
Am·​phi·​dis·​coph·​o·​ra | \ ¦amfə(ˌ)diˈskäfərə \

Definition of Amphidiscophora

: an order of Hyalospongiae comprising sponges with an anchoring root tuft and with amphidisks but no hexasters among the spicules

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First Known Use of Amphidiscophora

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amphidiscophora

New Latin, from Amphidiscus, genus of sponges (from amphi- + -discus) + -o- + -phora

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“Amphidiscophora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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