ceratospongiae definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An order of sponges in which the skeleton consist of horny fibers. It offers all of the commercial sponges.
    • An order of sponges where the skeleton contains horny fibers. It provides most of the commercial sponges.
  • others:
    • In Claus's system of category, the second order associated with the course Spongiæ; the horny sponges, in most cases branched or with massive sponge-stocks, with a framework of horny fibers which grains of silex and sand are embedded. Additionally Keratospongiæ.
    • In Claus's system of category, the second order for the course Spongiæ; the horny sponges, typically branched or with huge sponge-stocks, with a framework of horny fibers in which grains of silex and sand tend to be embedded. Also Keratospongiæ.
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