- resembling a sponge, as in appearance or structure.
Origin of spongiform
First recorded in 1815–20
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Examples from the Web for spongiform
The spongiform masses inside are covered all over with beautiful pearly beads of silica.Wonders of the Yellowstone
- resembling a sponge in appearance, esp in having many holes
- denoting diseases characterized by this appearance of affected tissues
Word Origin and History for spongiform
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Resembling a sponge, as in appearance or porosity.