Poriferan meaning

pə-rĭf'ər-ən
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Of or pertaining to the poriferans.
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(biology) Any sponge of the phylum Porifera.
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Origin of poriferan

  • From New Latin Porifera phylum name New Latin porus pore (from Latin passage pore2) Latin -fera neuter pl. of -fer -fer
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition