Suberites

noun
Su·​ber·​i·​tes

Definition of Suberites

: a genus (the type of the family Suberitidae of the class Demospongiae) of fleshy, erect or encrusting monaxial sponges that have no microscleres or spongin, that have megascleres shaped like needles with heads, and that include forms which often live on shells occupied by hermit crabs

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History and Etymology for Suberites

New Latin, from Latin suber cork oak, cork + New Latin -ites

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“Suberites.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Suberites. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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