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Pronunciation: spunj


  1. Absorbent material (gauze, prepared cotton) used to absorb fluids.
  2. A member of the phylum Porifera, the cellular endoskeleton of which is a source of commercial sponges.

Synonym(s): spongia

[G. spongia]

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