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 Dictionary entry overview: What does phylum Porifera mean? 

  The noun PHYLUM PORIFERA has 1 sense:

1. coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges

  Familiarity information: PHYLUM PORIFERA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1phylum Porifera [BACK TO TOP]


Coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


phylum Porifera; Porifera

Hypernyms ("phylum Porifera" is a kind of...):

phylum ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes)

Meronyms (members of "phylum Porifera"):

parazoan; poriferan; sponge (primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies)

sponge genus (a genus of Porifera)

class Hyalospongiae; Hyalospongiae (sponges with siliceous spicules that have six rays; choanocytes are restricted to finger-shaped chambers)

Holonyms ("phylum Porifera" is a member of...):

Parazoa; subkingdom Parazoa (multicellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa; comprises the single phylum Porifera)

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