Demospongiae

plural noun De·mo·spon·gi·ae \ -jēˌē \

Definition of Demospongiae

: a large class of Porifera comprising the majority of living sponges and being characterized by complex structure with a skeleton of tetraxial or simple siliceous spicules or of fibers of spongin or of both

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Origin and Etymology of demospongiae

New Latin, alteration of Desmospongiae


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