plural noun Cal·ci·spon·gi·ae \ˌkalsə̇ˈspənjēˌē, -ˈä-\

Definition of Calcispongiae

  1. :  a class of Porifera comprising marine sponges with a skeleton of calcareous spicules commonly divided into orders Asconosa and Syconosa on the basis of the complexity of the canal system

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Origin and Etymology of calcispongiae

New Latin, from calci- + -spongiae

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