the central cavity in the body of a sponge.
adjective 1. tending to splutter: spluttery fire sparks.
verb (used without object) 1. to talk rapidly and somewhat incoherently, as when confused, excited, or embarrassed: When pushed for an explanation, he always spluttered. 2. to make a sputtering sound, or emit particles of something explosively, as water dropped onto a hot griddle. 3. to fly or fall in particles or drops; spatter, as […]
noun, Botany. 1. the lower layer of the ground tissue of a leaf, characteristically containing irregularly shaped cells with relatively few chloroplasts and large intercellular spaces. spongy parenchyma (spŭn’jē) A layer of cells in the interior of leaves, consisting of loosely arranged, irregularly shaped cells that have chloroplasts. The spongy parenchyma has many spaces between […]
- Spongy substance
spongy substance n. See spongy bone.