\spˈʌnd͡ʒ], \spˈʌndʒ], \s_p_ˈʌ_n_dʒ]\
Definitions of SPONGE
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
The phylum of sponges, the most primitive of multicellular animals. Their body is perforated with many pores to admit water, through which food is strained. All sponges are sessile and exhibit little detectable movement. Most are hermaphroditic. They are probably an early evolutionary side branch that gave rise to no other group of animals. Except for about 150 freshwater species, sponges are marine animals. They are a source of alkaloids, sterols and other natural products useful in medicine and biological research. (Dorland, 27th ed; from Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, p71)
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
1. The fibrous skeleton of an aquatic organism from which all cellular matter has been removed; employed in surgery for mopping away blood and other fluids during an operation; now usually replaced by 2. Any absorbent material, such as gauze or prepared cotton, used in lieu of a sponge in surgical operations. 3 Any material having a sponge like texture, such as iron sponge, used in the purification of water.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
n. [Latin, Greek] A fibrous substance regarded as of the nature of a compound animal, found adhering to rocks, shells, &c., under water-it is so porous as to imbibe a great quantity of water, and is used for various purposes in the arts and in surgery ; - one who lives upon others ; a sponger;-any sponge-like substance; especially, dough before it is kneaded and formed ;-an instrument for cleaning cannon after a discharge.