Spongiolite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spongiolite (Paleon) One of the microscopic siliceous spicules which occur abundantly in the texture of sponges, and are sometimes found fossil, as in flints.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spongiolite a fossil sponge spicule
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. spoggia` sponge + -lite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esponge—L. spongia—Gr. sponggia.