Astylospongia

noun
Asty·​lo·​spon·​gia | \ ¦āˌstīləˈspənjēə, -pän- \

Definition of Astylospongia

: a genus of small pear-shaped siliceous fossil sponges including important index fossils occurring in Middle Silurian strata

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History and Etymology for Astylospongia

New Latin, from astyl-, astylo- (from a- entry 2 + styl-) + -spongia

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“Astylospongia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Astylospongia. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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