n. pl.1.(Zool.) The grand division of the animal kingdom which includes the sponges; - called also Spongida, Spongiaria, Spongiozoa, and Porifera.
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(38) The same argument, based on the systematic philological comparison between theory and practice in antiquity, is found in Ricardo de Turia, Norte de la poesia espanola (1616) as well as in the Expostulatio Spongiae (1618), a defense of Lope.