Spongia

noun Spon·gia \ ˈspənjēə , ˈspän- \

Definition of Spongia

: a genus of tropical and subtropical sponges that includes various commercially important sponges and is the type of the family Spongiidae

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Origin and Etymology of spongia

New Latin, from Latin, sponge


spongia

noun combining form \ " \

Definition of spongia

: sponge in generic names of sponges
  • Astylospongia

Origin and Etymology of spongia

New Latin, from Latin spongia


-spongia

Definition of -spongia


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