Ephydatia

noun
Eph·​y·​da·​tia | \ ˌefəˈdāsh(ē)ə \

Definition of Ephydatia

: a common genus of freshwater encrusting sponges (family Spongillidae) often bright green from included symbiotic algae

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History and Etymology for Ephydatia

New Latin, from Greek, feminine of ephydatios of the water, in the water, from epi- + hydat-, hydōr water

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“Ephydatia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ephydatia. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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