Porifera

[ paw-rif-er-uh, poh-, puh- ]

noun
  1. an animal phylum comprising the sponges.

Origin of Porifera

1
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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