from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sponges, Spongiozoa or Porifera, regarded as a prime division of the animal kingdom, of equal rank with Protozoa and Metazoa.

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  • n. multicellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa; comprises the single phylum Porifera


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