Porifera

plural noun
Po·rif·era | \ pəˈrif(ə)rə , pōˈr- \

Definition of Porifera 

: a phylum of primitive invertebrate animals comprising the sponges and having a cellular grade of construction without true tissue or organ formation but with the body permeated by canals and chambers through which a current of water flows and passes in its course through one or more cavities lined with choanocytes

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Other words from Porifera

poriferal \-rəl \ adjective
poriferan \-rən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Porifera

New Latin, from Latin porus pore + -i- + -fera, neuter plural of -fer -ferous

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