Spongilla

noun Spon·gil·la \spənˈjilə, spän-\

Definition of Spongilla

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

spongillid

\-lə̇d\ noun, plural

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spongilline

\-iˌlīn, -ilə̇n\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of spongilla

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


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