noun 1. earthenware decorated with color applied with a sponge.
adjective 1. resembling a sponge, as in appearance or structure. adjective 1. resembling a sponge in appearance, esp in having many holes 2. denoting diseases characterized by this appearance of affected tissues spongiform spon·gi·form (spŭn’jə-fôrm’) adj. Resembling a sponge, as in appearance or porosity.
- Spongiform encephalopathy
spongiform encephalopathy n. Encephalopathy characterized by progressive diffuse vacuolation of the cerebral cortex.
[spuhn-jil-uh-flahy, spon-] /spʌnˈdʒɪl əˌflaɪ, spɒn-/ noun, plural spongillaflies. 1. spongefly.