spongio- pref.
Sponge; spongelike: spongiocyte.


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    spongioblastoma spon·gi·o·blas·to·ma (spŭn’jē-ō-blā-stō’mə) n. A glioma derived from spongioblasts.

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    spongioid spon·gi·oid (spŭn’jē-oid’) adj. Having a spongelike appearance or texture.

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