Microciona

[ mahy-kruh-sahy-uh-nuh ]
/ ˌmaɪ krəˈsaɪ ə nə /

noun

a genus of bright-red sponges of the Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe, used in experiments on the dissociation and reintegration of sponge cells.

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Origin of Microciona

<New Latin <Greek mīkro-micro- + kíōn column + New Latin -a-a2
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