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[mahy-kruh-sahy-uh-nuh] /ˌmaɪ krəˈsaɪ ə nə/

a genus of bright-red sponges of the Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe, used in experiments on the dissociation and reintegration of sponge cells.


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