Spon·​gil·​la | \ spənˈjilə, spän- \

Definition of Spongilla

: a genus (the type of the family Spongillidae) of siliceous freshwater sponges that are usually green in color and form incrustations on submerged objects

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Other Words from Spongilla

spongillid \ -​lə̇d \ noun, plural -s
spongilline \ -​iˌlīn , -​ilə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Spongilla

New Latin, from Latin spongia sponge + New Latin -illa

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“Spongilla.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spongilla. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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