Spongilla

noun 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

spongillid

\-lə̇d\ noun, plural -s

spongilline

\-iˌlīn, -ilə̇n\ adjective

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of spongilla

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Spongilla? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!