HyperDic: phylum_porifera

English > 1 sense of the expression phylum Porifera:
NOUNanimalphylum Porifera, Poriferacoextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa
English > phylum Porifera: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningcoextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges.
SynonymPorifera
Member ofParazoa, subkingdom Parazoamulticellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa
MembersHyalospongiae, class Hyalospongiaesponges with siliceous spicules that have six rays
sponge, poriferan, parazoanPrimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework
sponge genusA genus of Porifera
Broaderphylum(biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants
Spanishfilo Porifera, Porifera, poríferos
CatalanPorifera

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