[ spuhn-juh-fawrm ]
/ ˈspʌn dʒəˌfɔrm /
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resembling a sponge, as in appearance or structure.
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Origin of spongiform
First recorded in 1815–20
Words nearby spongiform
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Example sentences from the Web for spongiform
The spongiform masses inside are covered all over with beautiful pearly beads of silica.Wonders of the Yellowstone|James Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for spongiform
/ (ˈspʌndʒɪˌfɔːm) /
resembling a sponge in appearance, esp in having many holes
denoting diseases characterized by this appearance of affected tissues
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Medical definitions for spongiform
[ spŭn′jə-fôrm′ ]
Resembling a sponge, as in appearance or porosity.
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