Porifera



[paw-rif-er-uh, poh-, puh-] /pɔˈrɪf ər ə, poʊ-, pə-/

noun
1.
an animal phylum comprising the sponges.
n.

1843, Modern Latin, literally “bearing pores,” neuter plural of porifer, from Latin porus “pore, opening” (see pore (n.)) + -fer “bearing” (see infer). Related: Poriferal; poriferous.

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