plural noun
Spon·​gi·​idae | \ spənˈjīəˌdē, spän- \

Definition of Spongiidae

: a family of horny sponges (order Keratosa) that have solid spongin fibers enclosing an axial core — see spongia

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History and Etymology for Spongiidae

New Latin, from Spongia, type genus + -idae

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“Spongiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spongiidae. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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