Definition of Phylum porifera

1. Noun. Coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges.

Exact synonyms: Porifera
Group relationships: Parazoa, Subkingdom Parazoa
Member holonyms: Parazoan, Poriferan, Sponge, Sponge Genus, Class Hyalospongiae, Hyalospongiae
Generic synonyms: Phylum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylum Porifera

phylum Cnidaria
phylum Coelenterata
phylum Cryptophyta
phylum Ctenophora
phylum Cycliophora
phylum Echinodermata
phylum Ectoprocta
phylum Entoprocta
phylum Mollusca
phylum Nematoda
phylum Nemertea
phylum Nemertina
phylum Phoronida
phylum Platyhelminthes
phylum Pogonophora
phylum Porifera
phylum Protozoa
phylum Pyrrophyta
phylum Rotifera
phylum Sipuncula
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Literary usage of Phylum porifera

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"CHAPTER IV phylum porifera THE members of the Phylum PORIFERA (Lat. parus, a pore, ferre, to bear) are commonly called sponges. The ordinary bath sponge of ..."

2. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"phylum porifera, 'I'HK ^r»up of the sponges or Porifera occupies an almost isolated position in the animal kingdom. ..."

3. General Zoology by Arthur Sperry Pearse (1917)
"CHAPTER XIV phylum porifera—SPONGES Porifera means "pore-bearers," and the sponges could not have been better named. The body of any sort of a sponge is ..."

4. A Laboratory Manual for Elementary Zoölogy by Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1919)
"phylum porifera 4 (3, n). With definite radial symmetry. 5 5 (io). Relatively simple animals, without anus, ... A few members of the phylum porifera 7 (6). ..."

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