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Porifera

[ paw-rif-er-uh, poh-, puh- ]
/ pɔˈrɪf ər ə, poʊ-, pə- /
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noun
an animal phylum comprising the sponges.
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Origin of Porifera

1835–45; <New Latin equivalent to Late Latin poruspore2 + -i--i- + -fera, neuter plural of -ferus-ferous

OTHER WORDS FROM Porifera

po·rif·er·an, adjective, noun
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