Poriferans



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

noun
1.
any animal of the phylum , comprising the sponges.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the .
[paw-rif-er-uh, poh-, puh-] /pɔˈrɪf ər ə, poʊ-, pə-/
noun
1.
an animal phylum comprising the sponges.
/pɔːˈrɪfərən/
noun
1.
any invertebrate of the phylum Porifera, which comprises the sponges
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the phylum Porifera
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.
poriferan
(pə-rĭf’ər-ən)
See sponge.

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