Amphidiscophora

plural noun

Am·​phi·​dis·​coph·​o·​ra
¦amfə(ˌ)diˈskäfərə
: an order of Hyalospongiae comprising sponges with an anchoring root tuft and with amphidisks but no hexasters among the spicules

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amphidiscophora was in 1898

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“Amphidiscophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amphidiscophora. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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