from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The grand division of the animal kingdom which includes the sponges; -- called also Spongida, Spongiaria, Spongiozoa, and Porifera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sponges; the mesodermalian class of Cœlentera, having a branching canal-system (the organs of which are developed from cells of the mesogæa, or primary mesoderm), simple epithelia, endodermal collar-cells, and no cnidoblasts or movable appendages.


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