HyperDic: parazoan

English > 1 sense of the word parazoan:
NOUNanimalparazoan, sponge, poriferanprimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework
English > parazoan: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningPrimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies.
Synonymssponge, poriferan
Member ofPorifera, phylum Poriferacoextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa
Narrowerglass spongeA siliceous sponge (with glassy spicules) of the class Hyalospongiae
BroaderinvertebrateAny animal lacking a backbone or notochord
Spanishesponja, esponjas, parazoan, porifera, poriferan, poríferos, poríforo
Catalanesponja, parazoan, porifera, porífer

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