poriferan

Definitions of poriferan
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n primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies

Synonyms:
parazoan, sponge
Types:
glass sponge
a siliceous sponge (with glassy spicules) of the class Hyalospongiae
Venus's flower basket
a deep-water marine sponge having a cylindrical skeleton of intricate glassy latticework; found in the waters of the East Indies and the eastern coast of Asia
Type of:
invertebrate
any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification

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