Spongia

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noun

Spon·​gia
ˈspənjēə,
ˈspän-
: a genus of tropical and subtropical sponges that includes various commercially important sponges and is the type of the family Spongiidae

spongia

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noun combining form

"
: sponge
in generic names of sponges
Astylospongia

-spongia

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plural of -spongium

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from Latin, sponge

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Latin spongia

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“Spongia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spongia. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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