noun Clath·ri·na \klaˈthrīnə, -ēnə\

Definition of Clathrina

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Clathrinidae) of primitive ascon sponges

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Origin and Etymology of clathrina

New Latin, from Latin clathri lattice + New Latin -ina

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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