Euplectella

noun
Eu·plec·tel·la | \ ˌyüˌplekˈtelə \

Definition of Euplectella 

: a genus of hyalosponges comprising the Venus's-flower-basket, having a skeleton of interwoven siliceous spicules, and growing in the form of a cornucopia

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History and Etymology for Euplectella

New Latin, from Greek euplektos well plaited (from eu- + plektos plaited, from plekein to plait) + New Latin -ella

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