hyalonema definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of hexactinelline sponges, having a lengthy stem composed of extended, slim, clear, siliceous fibres twisted collectively just like the strands of a color. The stem associated with the Japanese types (Hyalonema Sieboldii), called glass-rope, is definitely being used as an ornament. See glass-rope.
    • The Standard genus associated with the family Hyalonemidæ.

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